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SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



AGENDAS AND MINUTES 
1991 -1992 



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Jancy Boas 
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Itanley Elchelbaum 
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Vnne Healy 
lotin Krlken 
tobert F. LaRocca 
Vrrralla Mesa-Bolns, Ph.D. 
\a\ Y. Okannoto 
)odle Rosekrans 



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;A G E N D A 

MOSCONE CENTEIi 



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lU^pnrt on status of Moscoiie finances 
I,'(^\ i p\v- v)\' f-andjdates for exterior site 
Sf^loft i f)ji of finalists 



Ton i a ^tMcnf-i I ; Jill Manton; llelene l-ried, G;i.iest cniatoi'; 
Wonellf" Kill'-!,, (ienslei' and Associates; (lerniaine Woim , (."AC.' ' s 
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'residents of ttie 
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Ibrary Commission, 
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ilRECTOR 
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:OMMISSIONERS 

aibafa Sldar 
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arx^yBoas 
Ice President 

emon Alley 

lanley Elchielbaum 

ImFo^wler 

lanlel Genera 

■nne Heaty 

ohn Krtken 

obert F. LaRocca 

.malla Meso-Balns, Pti.D. 

al Y. Okamoto 

Kx:lle Rosekrans 



X OFFICIO MEtWiBERS 

resklents of ttie 
Ine Arts MLiseum 
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kjnning Commission, 
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i>iutes for the^isual arts committee meeting 
January 15, 1991 



A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Tuesday, January 15, 1991 at 2 pm in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room, Suite 70, 25 Van Ness Avenue. 

The meeting was called to order at 2:15 pm . 



Roll 



Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy-Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Robert La Rocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



Staff Present 



Jill Manton 



I. 



ARTS ENRICHMENT: 



Tonia MacneiloOCUMKNttO^PT. 



MOSCONE CENTER 



The Selection Panel for the Moscone Site, consisting of 
the members of the Visual Arts Committee and Helene Fried, 
guest curator, met to continue reviewing candidates for 
the project. Also present as an advisor was Bill Carney 
from the Redevelopment Agency. 

The Selection Panel reviewed the slides of 28 artists and 
artist-led teams who had been previously selected at the 
November and December Panel meetings. Following 
discussion of the candidates, the following artists were 
selected as semi- final ists for further study: 

-Vito Acconci 

-Charles Amirkhanian, Kent and Craig Hodgetts, Ming Fung 

-Tony Cragg 

-Michael Davis, Mineko Grimmer, Richard Turner, Richard 

Thomas 
-Mark di Suvero 
-R .M. Fischer 

-Doug Mollis, Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Solomon 
-Andrew Leicester 

-Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulos, Rodger White 
-Eric Orr, Larry Bell, David Robinson 
-Vicki Scuri, Cheryl Barton, Fisher & Marantz 
-Keith Sonnier 
-Larry Sultan, Nike Mandel , Suzanne Hellmuth, Jock 

Reynolds, Frances Butler and John Ammirati 
-Martha Schwartz 




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The Panel requested that biographical and other background 
material be sent to them to study before the next meeting. 
They agreed that at the request of panel members, 
additional candidates might be included in the final 
review. Panelists asked staff to provide further 
information and references if possible for some of the 
selected candidates. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5 pm. 

Submitted , 



Tonia Mat-neiJ 

Curator and Coordinator 

Moscone Center Art Enrichment 



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REGULAR MEETING OF THE^ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Wednesday, January L^th, 1991 

6 p.m. 

Suite 70, 25 Van Ness 

3:00 I. Approval of Minutes to Dec. 19th, 1990 

meeting 

3:05 II. Consent Calendar 

A. Art Enrichment 

Motion to approve an extension of Gary 
Grahm's (Great Sea Wall medallion) 
contract for 1 month. 

B. Collections 

1. Motion to approve final payment of 
$500 to Jim Bernstein for the 
Airport Conservation Survey upon 
receipt of final report. 

2. Motion to approve contract 
extension to April 30, 1991 for Jim 
Bernstein for Earthquake Repair 
Work. 

3:10 III. Collections: PPIE Mural Project 

Progress Report; Debra Lehane 

3:15 IV. Collections: Airport 

Debra Lehane 

Discussion regarding problems concerning re- 
installation of Freda Koblick sculpture, 
"Night Sky" . 

3:25 V. Art Enrichment: Airport 

Susan Pontious 

1 . Progress Report 

2. Approval of staff's pre-screening of 
applicants 

3:35 VT . Art Enrichment: Richmond Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Approval of stone type and colors for floor 

medallion design by Jaap Bongers. 

3:45 VII. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Treatment 

Plant 

Tonia Macneil 
Project update 



3:50 VIII. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center 

Tonia Macneil 

1 . Approval of finalists for proposal phase 
of Moscone exterior art enrichment. 

2. Approval of funds for proposal fees 

4:00 IX. Art Enrichment: Market Street Master Plan 

Jill Manton 
Progress Report 

4:10 X. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero 

Jill Manton 

Set dates for Embarcadero Selection Panel 
meeting 

4:20 XI. Art Enrichment: Library 

Jill Manton 
Progress Report 

4:30 XII. Art Enrichment: Policy 

Staff 

Discussion of fee structure policy for 

artists commissioned for art enrichment 

projects 

5:00 XIII. Art Enrichment: New Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of final payments to Carl Cheng, 
($1,550); Doug Hollis, ($1,550); and Vicki 
Scuri ($5,001) 

5:05 XIV. Art Enrichment: Kezar Stadium 

Susan Pontious 

Appointment of Commissioner/Commissioners to 

inspect fabrication of gates 

5:10 XV. Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

1 . Approval of 3 - 4 one-person shows 
scheduled from April 11 - May 18th, 1991 

2. Discussion of guidelines for gallery 
operation: curatorial procedures; 
geographical boundaries, and other 
administrative issues. 

6:00 Adjournment 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



Monday, January 2-8 , 1991 
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Arts Commission Conference Room 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



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1AYOR 
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OMMlSaONERS 

artxira SWar 
resident 

ancy Boos 
Ice President 

emon Alley 
tanley Elctielbaum 
Im Fowler 
artel Genera 
nne Heaty 
3tin Kriken 
obert F. LaRocca 
rrxjlla tvtesa-Balrs, Fti.D. 
alY. Okamoto 
lodle tTosekrans 



X OFFICIO MEMBE(?S 

fesWents of ttie 
ne Arts Museum 
brory Commlsskxi. 
tanning Commbsksn, 
ecreatton and Park 
ommlsston 



CTING DIRECTOR 
lorgle O'Drtscoil 



XX3RAMS 

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Ivte Art Colectton 

Mc Design Revlev/ 

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Jblte Aft Program 

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ART ENRICHMENT; 



MOSCONE CENTER 



II 



Selection of finalists for Moscone Center exterior 
site. Tonia Macneil; Helene Fried, guest curator; 
Germaine Wong, CAO ' s Office; Ronette King, Gensler 
and Associates; Bill Carney, Redevelopment Agency. 

ADJOURNMENT 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, January 30, 1991 
2 PM 

Arts Commission Conference Room 
25 Van Ness, Suite 70 

AGENDA 



ART ENRICHMENT 



MOSCONE CENTER 



II 



Review of maquettes and selection of artwork for the 
lobby of the Moscone Esplanade Ballroom. The 
finalists are: Ismael Frigerio, Hung Liu, Judy 
Pfaff, Cheri Raciti and John Valadez. 

ADJOURNMENT 



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MINUTES 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
lUARY 28, 1991 



FOR THE 

A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Monday, January 28, 1991 at 2 pm in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room, Suite 70, 25 Van Ness Avenue. 



The meeting was called to order at 2:15 pm 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Roll 



Commissioners Present Staff Presen^^^ Q^ 199) 



lAYOR 
rtAgrxM 



OMMISSIONERS 

3ibara Sldar 
esldent 

oncy Boos 
ce President 

9rr>on Alley 

aniey Elchtialbaum 

mFovi/ler 

aniel Genera 

rmeHealy 

)hn Kriken 

3bert F. LaRocca 

nrwlla Mesa-Balm, Pti.D. 

al Y. Okamoto 

odie Rosekrans 



tOFRaO MEMBERS 

esldents of ttie 
Te Arts Museum 
xary Commission, 
anning Commlsskan, 
jcreatlon and Park 
ommbslon 



3TING DIRECTOR 
argle O'Drlscoll 



OGRAMS 
■ti Festivals 
vIcArtColectlon 
vie Design Revlevi^ 
slgtitx>ftxx3d Arts 
)PS Symptiony Concerts 
iblk; Art Program 
eet Artists Lteenses 



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Anne Healy-Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Robert La Rocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 

ARTS ENRICHMENT; 



Tonia Macnei$>^-»« * <i/-.« ...= 
Jill Manton ^«B'-»'? *'"'«'<'♦*** 



MOSCONE CENTER/HOWARD STREET 



The Selection Panel for the Moscone/Howard Street site met 
to continue reviewing candidates for the project. Also 
present as advisors were Germaine Wong of the CAO' s office, 
Peter Gordon and Ronette King of Gensler and Associates and 
Bill Carney of the Redevelopment Agency. 

I'he project manager, Tonia Macneil, reminded the panel that 
the task was to select 3 finalists who would be asked to 
produce proposals for the site. She and Jill Manton 
presented recommendations and additional information for 
several of the artists. 16 candidates were reviewed and 
discussed, after which the Panel agreed to continue the 
review at a final meeting on January 30, 

The candidates who were selected for presentation on January 
30 were: 

Vito Acconci 

Eric Orr, Larry Bell and David Robinson 

Michael Davis, Mineko Grimmer, Richard Turner 
and Richard Thomas 

Mark Di Suvero 

R.M. Fischer 

Daniel Martinez, Renee Petroupolis 
and Rodger White 

Martha Schwartz 



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The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm 

Sul^itted : 

aonia Macnei 

Curator and Coordinator 

Public Art Program 




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MJNUTES FOR THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
^^^ JANUARY 30, 1991 

2 PM 



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A special meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, January 30, 1991 at 2 pm in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room, Suite 70, 25 Van Ness Avenue. 



Mon 
tAgnos 



DMMIS90NERS 

iitxira Sldar 
asldent 

incy Boos 
36 President 

»mon Aley 

3rdey Elchielbaum 

TiFcwIer 

inlei Genera 

meHealy 

hn Kriken 

•bert F. LaRocca 

nalkj Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

il Y. Okamoto 

xPe Rosekrans 



OFFiaO MEMBERS 

askients of the 
le Arts Museum 
>fary Commlsskjo. 
jnning Connmlsslon, 
creatkxi and Pork 
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The meeting was called to order at 2 pm. 

Roll: Commissioners Present Staff Present 



Anne Healy-Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Robert La Rocca 
Amalia Mesa-Bains 



Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 



I. 



ARTS ENRICHMENT 



MOSCONE CENTER/ESPLANADE BALLROOM 



The Visual Arts Committee met in its capacity of the 
Selection Panel for the Moscone Center "Large Wall" 
project. Attending in an advisory capacity were: 
Germaine Wong of the CAO ' s office and Peter Gordon and 
Ronette King of Gensler and Associates. 

Five candidates had submitted maquettes for the wall in 
the lobby of the Esplanade Ballroom: 

Ismael Frigerio 

Hung Liu 

Judy Pfaff 

Cheri Raciti 

John Valadez 



:ting director 

3rgle O'DriscoU 



OGRAMS 
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'PS Syrnphony Concerts 
Wlc Art Program 
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Following a staff explanation of each proposal, each was 
discussed in depth. The Committee eventually voted 
unanimously to select the proposal of Hung Liu involving a 
recreation of the first map of San Francisco and artifacts 
from area archaeological excavations. 

During the discussion of Hung Liu's proposal, a number of 
issues were raised which the Committee agreed would 
require resolution before the proposal was finally 
accepted. The Committee requested that a meeting be 
arranged among the artist, staff, and Commissioner Healy 
to convey the concerns and suggestions of the Panel and 
advisors. In particular, suggestions included a desire 
for more use of color, expanding the design to include 
contiguous walls and assurance that the American Indian 



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community would support Hung Liu's proposal. Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains moved and Commissioner Healy seconded that Hung 
Liu's proposal for art work for the Moscone Center 
Esplanade Ballroom Large Wall be accepted. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

II. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE CENTER/HOWARD STREET 

The Selection Panel, including Helene Fried, for the 
Moscone/Howard Street Site convened to continue reviewing 
slides of the seven remaining candidates. Advising the 
Panel were Germaine Wong, Peter Gordon and Ronette King 
and Bill Carney from the Redevelopment Agency. 

It was announced that additional funds had been secured so 

that 5 finalists could be selected for the proposal phase. 

After discussion and viewing of the model, the five 
final is ts were : 

Vito Acconci 

Eric Orr, Larry Bell and David Robinson 

Michael Davis, Mineko Grimmer, Richard Turner 

and Richard Thomas 
Daniel Martinez, Renee Petroupolis 

and Rodger White 
Martha Schwartz 

Commissioner Healy moved and Commissioner LaRocca seconded 
that the Committee approve the selection of the five 
artists and artist-teams for the proposal phase. The ayes 
were unanimous. 

The proposal phase will involve a one-day briefing of all 
the finalists, followed on the second day by interviews. 

The meeting was adjourned at 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

ORDERED: Motion to authorize the Director to enter into 
contract with Hung Liu for an amount not to exceed 
$200,000 for an art work for the Moscone Center Esplanade 
Ballroom, contingent upon approval of the revised proposal 
by the Visual Arts Committee. 
Moved: Mesa-Bains 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Motion to approve the selection of Vito Acconci, 
Martha Schwartz and three teams led by Michael Davis, 
Daniel Martinez, and Eric Orr to produce proposals for the 
Moscone/Howard Street Site, and to authorize the payment 
of a proposal fee of $3,500.00 each and related travel 
expenses . 
Moved: Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



Submitted , 




Tonia Macneil 

Curator and Coordinator 

Public Art Program 



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OMMISSIONERS 

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resident 

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obeit. LaRocca 

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lanley Eichelboum 

m Fowler 

aniel Genera 

nne Healy I 1 . 

Dtin Kriken 

obert F. LaRocca 

rrxalio Mesa-Bains, Ph D. 

al Y. Okarrwto 

odie Rosekrans 



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residents of ttie 
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brary Commission, 
lanning Commission, 
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IRECIOR 
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Appr'oval of Jan. IHLh Minnt.es 

Coniiiii ss i one r" l;aWocca iiio\eii iu ajJiMove the iiiinuLes of 
the Jan. IHt.h meet inii^. t 'oiiiiii i s t, i one r Boas seconded. 
i t was so moved . 

Co 1 I ec L i ons : 

1 . Holocaust, MeiiKJiial 

Susan t-'oni ious, on Ijolialf t.) I' Delira Leiiane , 
infoiined the (;ommittee l.hal a replaceinenL plaque 
as well as some adii i 1 ional plaques were L)eing 
proposed fcir the lioloc-iiust Memorial. The text 
and mal.eiials liad already lieen aiJ|)ro\ed by Civic 
Design and the ctil ist . Felix Warhuig, the 
a I'c: li i t.ec I, fiir the iJicjjet;! , was pi'esenL Lo show 
t.he c;omm i I, t et; the h;aiiii>le yiiinit.e ami lettering 
styles pi(Jt)os«jd. The additioiuil [^ 1 'I'-H't^ s will 
contain text aliuui l he history of the Holocaust 
a fid the art ist 's si cite men I alicjut hou the 
holocciusl effttcled him. I'here will also he 
i n d i \ i d u ii I [ > I a q u e s with (he n ci me s of each of the 
concent.rcit ion i iuups enyra\ed. 

Mr. Warhiirg pr-esenled a sauqjle [ilitcpie ivith black 
paint in I lu,- interior of the engraved letters to 
lu; I (J iiuike the I e- .\ I more readable. He felt this 
colcjr was too dark, bill (hat a giciy jJciint might 
be ap[)r'oiJ r i ci t e . 

Coiiim L ss i (Jiie r halvoic-a iiioxed to cipproxe the 
plaques based on l^'e I ix Warl)urg's judgement of 
the color Lo lie used to accent the lettering. 




2. Hecniest, (roiii Mi-s. A I ice IvaUii 

The Arts Coiiim i rr i on has been lefL a beq 
Mrs. Al ic-e Ivaldi of a i>airit, irig by KarJ 
Teliinoh I sen . The paint, lug is a copy of 
l?eiiil»ran I . I'he C.'oiiiiii i ss i on can eil.lier ac 
pa i n I i ni^ , or an t hn i- i zp ex ecn l.o f of I, he 
i nc hide il in an estate auct. ion. (^oi 

Manngef l)(d)ra l,ehane has seen I. he painl. 
Since it does not fiL with the rest of 
Coiiim i ss i on ' s col 1 (m- t ion, siie I'ec'oriimends 
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tdie actual woiU be bi-ongliL before l.he coiiuiii L Lee , 
rather than a plu) fog raph . 

(.'oiiim i ss i one I- haRocca moved Lo deciine accepting 
lhe painting i n 1 cj lhe co 1 1 ec; I. i on . (.'oiiiiii i ss i one r 
boas seconded. II was so moved. 

(lomm i ss i oncM- Ilea I \ moved It) fipprove auctioning 
the word; an<l acc(q)ting proceeds from tlie sale. 
(.Commissioner haRcH^ca secotuied. It was so inoveti. 



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Art l-ln r i chinen 1. : hibrary 

'fhe committee v;as presented with a progress repoi't on 
Nay land HlaUe and Arm Hamilton and Arm Chamberlain's 
designs for- the main library. 



Nay 1 and b I alto : 

Nay land Blake presentcMl a pr-otolype model of his 
indi vidua] lamps as we I 1 as a model of how the lamps 
would look on the wall. He said thai the lamps have 
undergone addit ional design changes since the 
prototype was maiui f ac In red . 

While his original proposal c-a I 1 ed for- alabaster', the 
stone could not be cul thin enough without breaking. 
Instead he wi 1 I be using white or- gr-een sarrdbJasled 
glass. The shad(>s will be curved l.o abo\it 2" back 
fr'om the wa 1 I . The lamps will be scr'ewed into the 
wall instead of clipped ;ind the e^iges of lhe f i .\ I u re 
<-? i 1 I be perforated metal. I'he names will be in gold 
leaf on the front of lhe shade for' a nice transition 
bet\veen day and rhghl . 



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Blake saiti that one of the issues he had (iiscussed 
with Kathy Page from the libi-aiy was the issue of 
maintenanc;e in (eiins of I lie i:ost of changing tl\e 
lamps. lie said l.liat he thought, his "endowment 1*1^"" 
fof t.he next, phase would help sui^port the maintenance 
coats of the piece. 

What FUake pi'oposes is a process by which individuals 

or gi'ouiJS can donate works of an auLiior ami make an 

a(iditional donation of funds to cover costs of 

manu f ac t.u t' i ng a new lamp as ive I I as 

contr i Iju t i ng to the maintenance fund of tiie piece. 

Concerns were exi^ressed regarding the review process 
for acceiiting such donations. It was agreed tljat the 
arLiat will woric with staff to develop a plan to be 
presented at l-he March ZOl.h meeting. 

Questions were asked regarding the safety of the 
lamps, i.e. could children grab them from the st.airs 
or touch the electrical out. lets. Blake replied that 
at tlie closest point, a l)al\istrade keeps people from 
being able to get to the lamias. The electiicaL 
outlets are recessed 3' into the wal 1 . 

Ann Ilami 1 t.on : 

Jennifer Sage gave an update on Anne Hamilton and Ann 
Chamberlain's proposal . 

She reported that the artists still wai^t to look at 
the Larkin St. ent.rance witii the whispering gallery. 
'I'luiy still want to wcirk with t lui floor, but, the 
feasibility of this in terms of c;osts is in quest. ion. 



A new area that they are \vorking with is the long 
diagonal wall that echos the Mtirket. St. geometry. 
The wall ai)pears in the same place on every floor and 
is quil.e prominent. lilac, h floor has a (different 
subject that, they c:an i nco ipo lii (e . 

[because of a rc;h i tec; t,u ra I design cluiriges, the ai'tists 
will not be able to use the Uead i ng Room vestibules 
as they had originally planned. 



Susan Pontious referred the committee to the 
preliminary costs estimates in the proposal. 



Fi rm 



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fieiiires for all I hn atti.sts' costs will be presented 
to the r-oinin i 1. 1 ee in March. 



A I i c;o Aycoc;k : 

Jennifer Sage presente(l /\ I i ce Aycock's new propo 
which featnres a sculpture in the garden area, 
theme o t" the scnipliiro is the Ttee of 1/if'e Myth, 
ti-ee in the cetitor of i lie sculfiture would have v 
gj'owing on it . Sexrial large spliet^es represent 
vaiions u'OT-lrls of the mind, for example, 
ai'ch i tec ttira 1 and t.hea t r* i r a 1 , cosino 1 og leal , 
techno log i c:a J , elc. Ro I. I er-coas t,er like J oops u 
t-he dixerse elements fompos i t i ona J. 1 y and also ai' 
meant to suggest a dynamic an t. i -g r-a v i t at, iona I fo 
They c-ovi.ld also he used foT- seating. the jiiece 
also incorpoj-ate a fountain. I'iie cost is estima 
between $ 1 00 , ()()() - $200,000. 



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Sage report (m1 that Jim fried had met witJi Aycock in 
Paris at\d given he?^ his comments. He t.hinks it, is a 
good start, an(i is comfortable wit.h continuing to 
work wi th he r on i t . 

C'omm i ss i oner iktas exj-'ressed reservations about the 
sculptui'e and i t.s ]irof>osed location in the courtyard. 
Commissioner Mealy said that there were also safety 
issues to work out. She liked the tree of life idea, 
but was distiessed that the piece was not working 
more with thc^ structure of the building. 

It was general ly agreed that the subject matter- was 
appealing, but t.hat the work needs to be more 
integi'ated \v i t h the building. 

Lotfiar Baumgart.en: 

Jennifer Sage presented Lothar Haumgar'teri ' s proi>osal . 

At the (jroNe St. ent lance, he proposes a metal 
armature eng.nging the lar'ge glass wall which diagrams 
tlie pr^opor- 1 i oris of t y pog r^apliica J. module 1, f) = 2:3 
after- which the (Utt ter)berg Bible was fiesigned. the 
diagram \s'ou 1 d play against the gi'id on tlie glass. A 
broken horizontal line and irumbers 2:3 will be etched 
in the glass. 

He also proposed se\einl designs for- the centr-aJ 
floor area of the r-otvinda. text, reading " 'J'ype is 
the Voice of the Trinted Page" would he inlaid into 



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the terazzo or stone floors. His approach to the 
main floor is more feasible on a practical level than 
the one proposed by Hamilton and Chamberlain. 

The same text would be sandblasted or painted on the 
glass wall of the suspended Reading Room on the 4th 
floor. It would be readable from a number of areas 
in the library. 

Baumgarten also proposes making a parquet floor for 
the 5th floor Rare Book section and adjoining area. 
The design is based on the structure of the American 
typecase . 

Sage thought that Lothar Baumgarten had abandoned the 
idea of designing the railings. 

For the Grove Street glass wall he has proposed to 
sandblast a design that reflects the proportional 
system used to establ isli the layout of the book's 
page . 

Commissioner FBoas commented that she felt 
Baumgarten 's proposal for the entrance was very much 
in the spirit of the building. 

Sage said that Jim Fried is adamant that the artists 
take responsibility for the liability of the work and 
follow it tiirough so titat it comes out in the way 
they intended. 

By Marc;h 19th, all the proposals should be pretty 
much finalized (except, perhaps for Aycock's). Cost 
est i males should be completed and the Visual Ai'ts 
Committee would then ap[jrove the projects and 
authorize entering into contracts for the second 
phase . 



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Art KnrichmenL: Mtintal Health Facility 

Susan Pontious reported thai. Hilda Shum had further 
developed her plan foi- 1 he interior of the building, 
and that the cl lent, was ru;w satisfieil. 



Sinc:e most of the building is given over to 
opei'ational needs, the t)est way to address most of 
the ii\terior is with approximately 43 individual 2- 
Dimensional works of ci r t (approximately 22" x 30"). 
These wor'ks would be hung in the family rooms, group 



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rooms, nursing stations, offices, etc. The general 
criteria for the art works would follow the 
guidelines given by the client, and the work would 
represent a wide range of media and style. 

Five larger two-dimensional works had been specified 
for the receiving areas, main conference room, and 
perhaps the chapel. 

For tlie dayrooms, Shum had proposed treating the 
columns with stenciled and stained patterns to give 
each area an identity. Pontious proposed that Shum 
should execute these lierself. 

For the gym corridor, a tile piece was planned, 
possibly executed as part of the art ist-in-residence 
program . 

A hanging piece has been proposed for the lobby, 
which has 22' high ceilings. Both Mildred Howard and 
George GonzaJes are interested in this piece. It was 
proposed that both should submit a design. 

Areas for the exhibition of patient art have also 
been identified; Shum will work with the architects 
regarding the design for the cases. 

Commissioner Healy asked for clarification about what 
was the original charge for Howard, Gonzales and 
Shum. Pontious replied that each was given a 
specific area for which they were supposed to develop 
a plan (i.e. Siium the interior; Howard the A.l.R. 
program, and Gonzales the landscape. ), and they were 
also supposed to develop at least one art work that 
they themselves would do. 

Besides the plan proposed for the interior, Gonzales 
and Shum had proposed replacing the gazebo eliminated 
from the architectural budget; Shum had proposed some 
sculptural lanterns for the courtyard; Gonzales had 
proposed a stone bench and ash urns; and Mildred 
Howard had proposed accent paving. Pontious reported 
that the paving was now an alternate and not included 
in the base bid, so this part of the project was in 
jeopardy . 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the conceptual 
art plan for the interior of the mental health 



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f aci I i ty . 
moved . 



Commissioner l^aKocca seconded 



It was so 



Coitimiss i onei- Ileal y moved t.o appi-ove autho I'i zat ion to 
begin soJiciL slides for tlie 2-1) i mens ional work. 
Uommi ssi oner Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

Piiyllis llar(ling, the projecl. nicinager, expressed the 
hope tliat the cirt.woflv selected would be 

repjesen t.a t i ve of the ethnic iiuike-ui:) ot tiie clientaL 
of (he fac L I i Ly . 



V, 



Art Enrichment: Isluis (3reek Pump Station 

iUi.ice b'lynn from the hiiieau of Architecture presented 
t,[ie i>lan i'oi- I lie enlargement of the South hlast Water 
FoLlul.ion ('liiil, rol Hliint . He said if had not been 
deleiniiiied what the art en r i crhiiien t progiam would be, 
i.e. wliefher if would be integrafed arf work or two 
oi- thiee dimensional wurks. llowe\er, sjiice fhe 
cicfual consfrucfion area was nol in a vei'> public 
area, t he.\ would like i.u i>ul the arl in the 
adm i M i s t i'a f i on building o I' the S.I:!, p I cUi L (where fhe 
ac f Uti I t;ons t luc t. 1 on i> i t i,- i b> 1 oc a I eii ) . 



Discussion ensuecJ reyarding how muc:h ot I he tofcil 
c;onslruct J on costs \vere subject to be assessed for 
arf eni- i c;hmen f fumit.. flynn sa i il il f rad i I i ona 1 J y 
had been ai'|)lied t.o just the "cibtjve yrounti" costs, 
bu f f ha t this neeiled I u be c 1 ii r i f i ed . 

He leported Ihcil wheii (he S.f. i)lant was cjriginally 
bu i 1 I , (he cixl enrichment lequirement wiis wai\ed, and 
the f uiuis were used t cj t)u i I d the Hun ( e r ' s I'o i nt 
( ill I I u ra I ( ;e n t e I . ( Ujiiiiii I s s i (< ue i' Hoii s es [< re s seii support 
i'iiv using (he ai( en i- i i- luiien t fumis at the milfiiial 
cen t e I . 

Comm i ss i cHie i- Ilea 1 y ri.s ponded lha( (he commiffee did 
no(, ha\'t^ enough 1 n let riiia I i on to gi\e direct ion, and 
(h;i( I ho |)rojtul \s'ouiil ha\»..' to t uiiu? baik V\'hen some 
mo le t.) I' 1. lit! lie t a i 1 s had betui vso iked out with Jill 
Man foil. Spec; i f i t;ii I 1 ,\ , the i: omiii i I I mi wanted fcj know: 

1 . What the Ai-f knriihment budget. w<»s and what par"f 

CJ f fhe prcjjecf was subject f cj ait eniichment. 

Z. What fhe art. prcjgiaiii is at the Hunter's l^oint 

('u It lira I ('enter, and VvhcMht;r cj r not a i- L 



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eiif i climet) t fuDdB iiiighL })e able to be used to 
enhance Ilia t . 



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Bruce 1' 1 ynn eNpropssed concerns about artist 
col LaboT-at ion on the buil(iing, relative to 
competing? ar^s I he I. i t^s and conflict resolution. 
Me was concerned that an ai-tist might be 
selected on I, ho sttengt. h of their r'eputation, 
t)ul, \\' i t h whom it might be difficult to work. 
Commissioner- Ih^a I y assured Flynn tiiat t}\e 
Commission did not. select, artists on reputation 
a I ()r\o , an(] would never insist that, lie work with 
an art ist with whom hie felt incompatible. 

Mural Awareness Week 

Susan CfMvanles, Direct, or of the I'recit.a Kyes 
Mural ist s, asked the (,'ommit.tee to procJaim 
"Mural Awaieness Week", May 11-18, 1991, as an 
opportunit^y for tdie City to show off its mural 
heritage and encourage par t, ic ipat ion of its 
residents and visil.ors to see and learn about, 
mu ra 1 s . 



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("Commissioner' Roas so moved. Commissioner 
IiaRocca seconded. It was approved. 

vSherif f s Fac i I i ty 

Susan Fontious je])orted that Lt. LaV'igne wanted 
l,o change the Community Room from tile to carpet 
because of his concern about acoustic problems, 
riie art ist was w \ I I i ng to modify her design to 
inc;lude c-arpet. , bu I, wouJd require an additional 
design (ee of $2,250 pins t. ravel for a t,oLal of 
$2,910. rhe repor-t, from the acousticai engineer 
suggested that a change t,o carpel would have 
limited Impact, on the noise level; Pontiovis 
reported that she had written to Lt . LaVigne 
asking him to reconsider his retpiest in I ight of 
this inforinat ion. She had not heard back ('ir)m 
h i III . 



The Committee decided to defer* any action until 
they had hear-d further fr-om Lt. LaVigne. 

Pontious also te<iuested that the commit tee 
a|.>prove enlering into c-ontract-s with Carl Clieiig 
and Vi<-ki Scuri for- the f aL)r' i ca t i on phase of 
their- pr^o/ip-cl , She r-epor-ted that Doug llollis 



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wanted to iiicJude iles inning some furnishings in 
his seconci conl. rcuL, buL exact ly what, he would 
he doing had not vet he de I e riii i neci . Pont ious 
lepor'l.ed tticit. shi^ wt:)ii I d defer on t lie i-eqnest for 
his c;ont.ract. iinl i 1 she hiut moie i n f o iMiiat. i on on 
what add i t ioi»al act i\ it.itjs he would he i)i-oi)Osing 
f cj f t. h is phase . 

('oiiiini ss i one I- Boas iiio\e(t to appi-o\e enteiing into 
c;ontja(;l. with Viiki Scuri for the superxision of 
the fahr ii.alion |)hasi-! of the plaza and lobby for 
$50 an hour + I ra\ul for a I o I ci 1 amount not to 
exceed $19,9 BO; and enteiing into a conti-act 
with Cell- 1 C:heng for oxejsight and fabrication 
relciteii Id f lie at r i uiiis and south faicide for 
$15,000 fte with a materials builget not to 
e\reeA\ $;H),li()(). 

rommissioner Ilea I y secomled. It was so moved. 



VI T 1 



Progress liei)ort: Kniha remade r'O 

( 'c:)min i ss i one r Ilea 1 > ieporleil that 
l)anel fcjr the Hioiiienadc Project h 
se lee; ted 11 seiii i - f i na I i s I s . They 
Acconci; the grou|> of Micdiael l)ii\' 
Simpson, Hitdiaiil Turner, ami Susci 
SchwcU- 1 z€;id<e rg ; Lloyd llamrol anvi 
g ["oup o f Anita Ma r g r i I I , Mi i;hae I 
Ke i Uc) Prince? and W i I I I i am I'a I I owa 
Kobtart M i 1 I t; r , (julhric and Duresc 
hai'bara Solcjiiion and Stanlc.s Sci i I o 
Tacha and 'I'lujiiicib \Vaiig; cuid I he te 
Von Ky d i iigsw a rd , lUirce loinb, John 



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Oomm i ss i t)ue r Boas rti i seil the i saue tluit when 
('(jinmission has outside [>antj|s, the membeis of 
the Visual Arts roiiiiii i I t ec loose soiiu' of their 
iniJiit intcj art ist st-li-cl ion. She felt that 
perhcii>s more than i)ne ( (uiim i I tee member should 
sit oil I Ik^ paiio I s . 

( 'omm i ss i om; I- llc-a 1 s i oun t o rod that, the mee L i ngs 
cue (ii)en, and t licit an\ commissioner- iiuiy at tend 
ill an ii ( I \ i s o r \ i : it 1 1 a i i t > , but t h c > would not h a \' e 
ct vf)te tint 11 it caiiii: bcloii;: I ht' Visual Arts 
Comm i 1. t i.'ti , or I ho I'li I 1 ( 'omia i s s i on . 



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Comrii i SR i otiP J- Boas said, that as IJaiscin to the 

piitirp luTiba jradn r.-o Project, she wanted to be 

notified of evety nieet.in^. She said John ICriken 
also wanted to be notified. 



IX. (Jallory 

Anne Meissner leporled thai, utiless the gallery finds 

a fiscal at^fMit i inmcfl i a I e 1 y , it will not. be aljfe to 

acc-ept, gt'ants. This means tliat tlie gallery c:an not go 

aiiead with their (J i t y Sites F^rograinmi ng , and the 

gal leiy itself can not operate past June. Meissner 

will be proposing to tlie Finance Committee that 

Fii etuis ct f Sni>iiort Ser\ices for the Arts at SOMAR act 

as fiscal agent fcu' l,he galJeiy to hiand l.e new an(J 

i/estricled fniuis for' a j.>eriod of 1 yeai;. the l-'rLends 

of Supi'ort. Serxices have agreed to act in this 

cai^ac i ty . 

Meissnef also asked fof apjirovai foe t,he ai-t. ist.s 
proposed for the April Sliow , "Common Knowiedge". it, 
was agreed that, apiwovaj for I liese art, ists would be 
introduceci under Committee Reports at the March Ait 
Commission meet i ng because (Commissioner Mealy had to 
leave. 'flie ait. ists' si ities and other materials would 
be reviewed by C'omm i ss i one r ' s Boas and baRocca. 
Uased on t.heii- apprr)\al , Commissioner Healy wovjJd 
recommenci approval to the Commission under Committee 
Reports . 

X. ExpJ oratori urn : Request for Support for Will 
Nettleshlp's ProposaJ 

I'onia Mac;ne i 1 reported that the l-ixplora to r i nm has 
requested approval for- Wil I Ne 1 1 ] esh i p ' s proposal to 
create an orient at, ion system t,hat enaiiles tiie 
visually im].'aii'ed [.o find their- way from the bus stop 
at Beach and Broder-ic^k to and throughout the museum, 
'the Fxplora tor- i um is ai'plying to the National 
Fnd(5wment foi- t.he At ts for- funding, anrl since t,he Bus 
St,op is on pui)lic pr-opei-ty, they need ai)proval from 
the Ai-ts Commission lo site one of Ne 1 1. lesh i p ' s 
I a(^ tile ma i)s t he r-e , 

Commissioner- b,aRo(-i-a so moved. It wfis sec:onded by 
Coriim iss lone I- Healy. It was so moved. 



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ORDERS AND REPORTS 

1. Ordered: Approval of the Minutes of the Jan. 16th, 1991 
meeting of the Visual Arts Committee. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval of plaques proposed for the Holocaust 
Memorial based on Felix Warburg's judgement of the color 
to be used to accent the lettering. 

3. Ordered: To decline adding to the City's art collection 
the bequest of Mrs. Alice Ivaldi of a painting by Karl 
Emil Tehmohlsen. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: To auction the painting left to the Art 
Commission in the bequest of Mrs. Alice Ivaldi, and to 
accept the proceeds from the sale. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: To approve the conceptual art plan for the 
interior of the Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: To authorize the solicitation of artists' slides 
for the 2-dimensional artwork for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: To proclaim May 11-18, 1991, "Mural Awareness 
Week" . 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

8 . Ordered : 

a). To enter into contract with Vicki Scuri for the 
supervision of the fabrication phase of the plaza and 
lobby of the New Sheriff's Facility for a fee of $50 an 
hour plus travel and sustenance for a total not to exceed 
$19,960; 



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b). To enter into contract with Carl Cheng for oversight 

and fabrication activities related to the atriums and 

south facade of the New Sheriff's Facility for a fee of 

$15,000 with a labor and materials budget not to exceed 

$30,600. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: To approve the project proposed by the 

Exploratorium and Will Nettleship to place a tactile map 
in the bus shelter at Beach and Broderick as part of an 
effort to create an orientation system that will enable 
the visually impaired to find their way from the bus stop 
to and throughout the museum. 
Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 




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' and County 
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AGENDA FOR VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 



/an Ness Avenue 

e240 

I Francisco, C A 94102 

3)554-9671 



2:00 i. 



3 :00 I J 



YOR 
Agnos 



MMISSIONERS 

bara Sklar 
sidenf 

icy Boas 
e President 

non Alley 

nley Elchelbaum 

I Fowler 

iel Genera 

le Healy 

in Krlken 

)ert F. LaRocco 

alia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

Y. Okannoto 

die Rosekrans 



DFFICIO MEMBERS 

sidents of tt^e 
J Arts Museum 
ary Comnnlsslon, 
nning Commission, 
;reatlon and Park 
Timbslon 



; ECTOR 
ilreN. Isaacs 



'X3t?AMS 

' Festivals 

I c Art Collection 

I c Design Review 

^ glibortxxjd Arts 

' "S Symptx)ny Concerts 

' He Art Program 

{' et Artists Licenses 



y^ Wednesday, March 21^ 1991 

25 Van Ness, Suite 70 

Art Enrichment: Moscone Center 

Presenter: Tonia Macneil 

Minutes 

A. Approval of Feb. 20th minutes 



MAB2§1991 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



3:05 I J I . 



B. Staff recommendations regarding recording 
of the minutes. 

Consent Calendar 

A. Art Enrichment: 

1. Kezar Stadium 

a. Approve reimbursement to Alan 
Fleming of $775.43 for building 
permit for Kezar Stadium gates. 

b. Approve final payment of $3,500 
on fabrication contract 

c. .Absolve Surety Co. of the 
Pacific of liability for 
$34,000 performance bond 
contingent on receipt and staff 
verification of proof of 
payment by contractor of all 
iabor, suppliers and 
subcontractors . 

2. Great Sea Wall Medallion 

Approve final payment of $2,000 to 
Gary Grahm for Great Sea Wall 
Medallion. 

3 . I i i b r a r y 

a. Authorize contract extension 
for Alice Aycock, Nayland 
Blake and Ann Hamilton through 
June 30, 1991 . 



>|}430 

5' e-Local Partnerstilp 

1 554-9677 

* louse 

« 554-9679 



A Commlssbn Gallery 
V- Grove Street 
4 554-9682 



b. Authorize final payment on 1st 
fJesign contract for Alice 
Ayc-ock ( $5 , 000 ) Lothar 
Raumgarteii ($8,000); 
Nayland Blake ($7,500) and Ann 
Hamilton ($7,500). 






Consent Calendar (continued) 

B. Gallery 

Approval of "Otras Caras" as working 
title for exhibit to coincide with 
C.A.R.A. exhibit at San Francisco Museum 
of Modern Ar t . 



3:10 IV. New Business 

A. Anthony Street Urban Garden 

Piesenter: Jill Manton 
Guests: George Gonzales and 
representatives from One Second St. 



Inc 



B. Tenderloin liecreation Center 

Piesenter: Jill Manton 

Visitors: Project architects, Bob 

Appelton and Bob Nist 

4:00 V. Program Reports 

A. Art Enrichment 

1. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Presenter: Tonia Macneil 
Visitors: Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 

2. Kezar Stadium 
Presenter: Susan Pontious 



4:30 



3 . Library 

Presenters: Jill Manton and Susan 

Pont ious 

Discussion of Phase II fees and 

contracts 



4 . Airport 

Presenter: Susan Pontious 



4 : 4 5 



5. Market Street Master Plan 
Presenter: Jill Manton 
a. Discussion of coordination and 
printing costs. 



b. Mid-Market rezoneing and 

Percent-f or-Art requirement 



4 :55 



6. Explorator ium 

Presenter: Jill Manton 

Proposal for Market St. film program 



5:05 



7. Sunnydale Pump Station 
Presenter: Jill Manton 
Progress Report 



5: 15 



B. Gallery 

Presenter: Susan Pontious 

1. Fiscal Agent update 

2 . Exhibitions 

3. Arts Edcation 

4. Exploration: City Site 
Proposals by Charles Gute , 
Preckler and Bernie Lubell 

5. Other information 



Mie 



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.^MINUTES T()yiSUAL ARTS COMMITTEh: MEETING 
^^ MARCH 27, 1991 



> Von Ness Avenue 

lite 240 

an Francisco, C A 94102 

16)554-9671 


(3 GUI mi 




Nancy 




Amai i 




Hobei- 


lAYOR 
ft Agnos 


Staff 

J i 1 1 




Tonia 


OMMiSSIONERS 


Susan 


orbara Skiar 
resident 


The m 


larvDy Boas 
ice President 


Commi 


ernon Alley 

tanley Eicheiboum 

im Fowler 

aniel Genera 

nne Healy 

Dhn Kriken 

obert F. LaRocca 

malia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

al Y. Okamoto 

odle Rosekrans 


I. 



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ss loners Present: 

Healy (Cliaii-) 

Boas 
a Mesa-baines 
t LaKocca (did not arrive until item #fli. ) 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
Present : 

Manton AKK 3 3 ^^^i 

Macnei 1 

PontioLis GAM FRANClSCO 

PUBLIC Hb«AKY 

eeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m. by 
s s i o n e r- H e a 1 > . 

Moscone/Howard St. 

The Committee reviewed the proposal phase 
guidelines for the Moscone/Howard St. project. The 
project calendar was modified as follows: 

June 17th: Arrival of proposals and presentation 
of proposals hy the artists. 



K OFFICIO MEMBERS 

I 

1 residents of ttie 
! ne Arts Museum 
brary Commission, 
i icnning Commission, 
I ecreation and Park 
I ommisslon 



IRECTOR 
1 laireN. Isaacs 



X5GRAMS 

rts Festivals 

ivic Art Collection 

Ivic Design Review 

eighborhood Arts 

DPS Symphony Concerts 

jblic Art Program 

reet Artists Licenses 



jite 430 

ote-Local Partnership 

15-554-9677 

rtHouse 

15-554-9679 



rts Commlssksn Gallery 
, i5 Grove Street 
15-554-9682 



June 18th - 19th: Review of pioposals by other 
city agencies and response to Vistial Arts Committee 
reg"ar(ijng concerns, preferences, etc. 

June 20th: Selection of winning proposal 

It was agreed that t,iie i)resen tat ions will be 
scheduled 1 iiour apart.; the ai-tists will be limited 
to a 4 5 ininuLe pi-t^sen ta t, i on , whicli wo\ild allow for 
15 minutes foi- t.he committee to discuss tlie 
proposal before the next pi-esen tat i on . 

Discussion ensuecl i-eg^ircJing the prcjpcnsal format. 
Tonia Mac;ne i I tepofLed thai tlie artists recjuested 
that. I. he? ijri)|.)< jsa 1 s be I i mi ted lo a scale model 
and/cjr s\o iiioie t luin cjiie 30" X 10" bocii'd. 

Ctjium i ss i one 1- tk^as I hoiigiit that ] board was not 
eiiougii, and that 5 licjai'ds slioii I d be allcj\ved. 
Cciiiini i ss i one f Healy felt that u|> to 3 lioards u'<is 
a d equal e . 




Commissioner Healy moved tliat the proposal would be 
in the form of a mode] with no more than 3 boards. 
( ■ o m m i. s s i o n e r M e s a - T^ a i n e s s e c' o n d e d . 

Vote: Ayes: rommi ss i oners Mealy and Mesa-Baines 
Nay: C-ommi ssioner Boas 

I I. was also agrer^cj tliat onJ y t,he team leader would 

be reimbuT-Rod for travel and overnight 

acrommodat i ons for the project i^roposal 

preseTi tat io)i . Other team members could come to the 

presentation if tliey so desired, but at their own 

expense . 

Commissioner Mesa-Baines moved to approve the 
project pToposal £j\H do] i nes . Commissioner llealy 
seconded. Ft was so moved. 

T.l. Art Knrichment: 'renderJ.oin liecreation Center 

Tim Lilliquist from the Fiecreation and Park Dept. 
and Bob Appelton from t})e Bureau of Architecture 
i;eported on a new cai:)ital improvement project in 
the form of a ue\< playground and recreation center. 
The construction budget is approximately 3 million 
dollars, whiclj would include approximately $60,000 
for art etirichmeni . The new center will be 
directed towar'is grammar school age children and 
will provido a controlled access to the playground. 

Tji 1 I i c|u i <^ t and '\]ipeJton lepoi'ted that they were 
most inter-ested in an artwork that could be 
i iK-or po ra t pd into the a ich i t f^c t u rp in tlie interior 
o f I hr^ bu i 1 (i i i)g . 

The committee expiessed interest in identifying an 
artist that would Tes|.>ond \s'el1 io the target 
audience (piimarily \' i_e t.n nines e and Asian childreti) 
and any peitinent it\formation collected from the 
community meel ings about, the pr-oject. 

ft was agreed that staff would develop a prospectus 
and process to select an artist for committee 
re\'ieu' at an ujicoming meel i ng . 

J I J . Mi rui tes 

A. Minutes for- Feb. 20, 1991 mf-eling 

'Vimm i "^ s i on*^r' Brias hati two correr- 1 i ons : 



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1. For the Islais Creek Pump Station, the 
record should reflect that she suppor-ts 
using the art enrichment funds for the 
Hunter's Point Cultviral Center. 

2. Regarding Alice Aycock's proposal for the 
new library, the record should reflect 
that shie expressed concerns regarding the 
appi'opr i ateness of a sculpture in the 
courtyard . 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the 
minutes as corrected. Commissioner Mesa- 
Baines seconded. It was so moved. 

B. New Method for Minutes 

Staff presented a recommendation for a change 
in procedure for how the mirujtes are recorded. 
At the end of a discussion, each commissioner 
would be responsible for summarizing his/her 
point of view. The Chair would then present 
the consensus of the majority, or call for a 
vol:e if necessary. 



(^.omiiii ss J iMier lleaiy moved to adopt this new 
pr-ocedure; Coiumi ss rone r l^aRcjcca seconded, 
was sc) move(i . 



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JV. AntJjony St. Urban Garcien 

Artist George Gonzales presented his design 
proposal for- an open space/peiles tr-ian plaza for One 
Second SLreel in fulfillment, of their 1% for art 
requ i re men t . 

I'he artist's proposal was se lee; ted fr"om 5 finalist 
by a |)ctnel made uj) of John Caldwel I, ^J i 1 1 Manton, 
Rene PritiUin and Steven uli\er-. 

I'he proposal created a comlj i na t, ion children's pLay 
area and luncti area vvith a see-saw, granite slide, 
seating areas and jj I a n t i n g s . 

(Commissioner Ilea ly moved to approve the artist's 
design; L'omm i ss i oner- bitRocca seconded. It was so 
moved . 



V. Art linivi clunen I, : 

Prot>osa 1 



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KaLhy Page spolve to the committee on behalf of the 
Library Commission's concerns regarding the Aycock 
proposal. Specifically tliey centered around the 
location and safety oi tFie proposal. They were 
coticerned that 1 he scnlj^tme would take up too much 
)oom to be able to use the rooftop for receptions. 
Tliere was also a safety concern relative to 
at, tract ing cliildren t.o climb on the structure. 

Other general issues included: 

1. Library Commission President Steve Coulter 
hoped that one of the artists' proposals could 
be used as a visual symbol or logo for the 

1 library to use for fundraising purposes. 

2. The other 3 art. ist, s' proposals woL'e lit) Red 
theinat i ca I 1 > to the meaning of a librar-y, 
wlu^reas Aycock' s proposal did not seem to have 
a direct refei'ence to its location at the 

1 ibr'a j-y . 

3. 'j'lie ljit)ra?-y Cfimmission was looking to fiefray 
construction costs, and were looking to the 
art proposals to enhance what kind of building 
that they could have for their limited budget. 
She felt tltat the other proposals achieved 
this, but that Aycock 's did not. 

Commi ss i one T's Healy and FU^as thaid^ed Ms. Page for 
her comments, each expressed having similar 
conceTTis. Discussion ensued regarding the original 
chfirge to the art ists, and Commissioner Healy 
clarified that it was to collaborate with the 
architects, not specifically to design iTitegi'ated 
a r t \v' o r k s . 

Jill Manton report'^d tliat she had spoken to the 
architects and that they expr-essed their strong 
desire to cont iiuie working with Ay-ock in the hope 
thai her pTvjjpr-l for the r-firiftop <:"ou 1 d be r'e\"ised 
and re so 1 \ed . 

Commissioner lloaly said that she felt that this was 
also the feeling n i" the r-otnmittee. She expr-essed 
f a i I h in Ayfoojc as an nrtist and sn i rl that sh"^ 
would 1 i ko (o gi\e her nvejy oppci?- 1 un i t y to dovflop 
an acceptable pr'oposa I . 



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Commissioner Boas said that she also supported the 
idea of giving the artist another opportunity, but 
tliat she thought that this (the rooftop sculpture) 
was not tiie approach, and would prefer to see the 
artist work more in the manner of her first 
pr"oi>osa 1 . 

Commissioner Mealy directed staff to prepare a 
letter- to the artist, and the ai-ctiitects expressing 
the mutual c:onceiiis of bofii the library and the 
Alt. s (Jomnii ss i on . 

J i 11 Mant on proposed that the ai-List be given an 
additional fee for- conti rated wor-k because her- 
eon I. lact was for one proposal only. 

Commissioner- Mesa-Baines Sciiil that she was also 
concerned al)out usage (of the i-ooftop), but also 
felt that, we need to give the artist another 
oppor tun i Ly . However-, she said lliat the committee 
has to face the possibility liiat this may not wor-k 
o u t . 

Commissioner I,aRoc:ca said that in his business, the 
(iesigner- doesn't get an additional fee, but has t:o 
keep designing until he has a proposal that is 
acceptal)le. He supports offering addil-ional fee to 
the ar-tist, but stiesses that this payment would be 
final . 

Commissioner- llealy moveii to appr-ove a contract 
extension through .tune ^U) , 1991 for Alice Aycock 
with an additional fee at' $3,000. Commissioner 
haRocca seconded. It was so moved. 

Commissioner- Mealy ill so moved to appr'ove contract 
extensions for Nciy 1 and Blake and Ann Hamilton 
through June 30, 1991. (Commissioner- Mesa-Baines 
seconded. I t was s(.j moved. 

Further- disi.ussion of library issues was deter^red 
un t i I i I tuii # 

Vt. Art lilnr ichiuenL : San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Artists Tim Collins and Ke i ko ijoto gave the 
committee a progress report on their pro.iect for 
the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. To date, 
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Pepartnieiit staff and gathering information. Now 
I lipv are trying to clarify the issues and develop a 
way of pi-esenting the information in an exciting 
f o rma t . 

Commissioner IjaRoc:ca suggested tliat the team see 
t}ie "book" foiinat as a generic form that could be 
iTiterpreted in a variety of ways; foi- instance, it 
could tie a bo\ with f)Jacai'ds that could be tak'^n 
out and manipulated in a var'iety of vjays . The idea 
is to cominun i r-a I e scienc-o in a manner- tliat evolves a 
c:Teal i\e rf^sponse. 

Comm i ss ione T' Poas ejicou raged to ar-tists to go with 
their strengttis; to take the information and do 
with it wiiat ttiey dri best . 

Commissioner- Mealy said that she would like to see 
the artists deal with materials and process, 
i n eluding s o u n d . 

Tonia Macneil said that the full proposal was due 
in June. Commissioner Healy felt that the 
committee should see more of the proposal before 
then. It was suggested that a special meeting be 
scheduled i r\ May pr-ior to the full Arts Commission 
mee ting . 

Market Street Master Plan 

Jill Manton reported that the design team was 
nearing completion of their preliminary overview of 
the plan. Issues have arisen regarding the cost of 
printing and some of the team's ideas for the 
document that exceeds their expertise and that they 
would like additional funds to hire the necessary- 
help . 

Topher Delaney reported that the goal is to produce 
a document that will also serve as a marketing tool 
to encourage funding for the project and 2) is 
elevated to be a work of art in and of itself. The 
team then discussed in greater detail some of their 
"seeding" activities presented at previous Visual 
Arts Committee meetings. 

A proposed budget foi- the additional cost of 
document production and seeding activities was 
reviewed. It was agreed that the cost of the 



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toll owing line i Lenis would be added t.o the team's 
coiit rac t : 

Editoi-: itki.OOO 

Keprtjg rai)li i c. cosls: $2,000 

A 1- L wij ilv lot- repoiL: $2,500 

l.'ooi d i na t i on of seed i>ro,jects: $5,000 

Design lee foi- posl.eis: $1,500 

iJesign iee loi- banneis : $2, 00 

'H/l'Ab: $15,000 



Othei- i>i-opust;;(i piogr-aiii cusls in I lie I'oi'iu of 
additional pjint. ing coslt> loi- the Master- Plan 
dociiiiient {$12,000) anil Uie post e is ($16,000), 
i-ental ol the li-eeway biliboaid ($b,0()l)) and 
[JToducticin ot I he l)anneis ( unbiidge Led ) , would 
paid ilJrecLl> by r he Arts Cuiiiiiii ss i on . 



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)l \;as iigieed t.hal the i:onsultanls would supply I lie 
Arts t oiiiiii i ss i on with caiiieia roads ailvvoiU by the 
April 301 h dale specified in theii' ton f lac I. . 

Jill Hanton said that she albio wanted to include 

the Cast ro Tliealej- Prcj.ject jn the seeding' 

a(.;livit ies a i> she had already laid the g rcumdwo I'k . 

It \vas ag'i-eeii that the banneis Vv/ould be placed 
aroiuid the llalladie \'iai tor's (enter area as it was 
the yenei'al t,: unsens 1 1 s thai this was "the heart of 
the s I; ree t " . 

(;oiniii i ss i one I- llealy moved to appi-ox e the 1 ) contract 
iiujd i f i ca I i on lor the Market Street Design team to 
l)rovide lcj|- .in add i t, i otwi 1 $15, ()()() loj- expanded 
sei\'ices re I a t ing to the seed activities and 
document [noduct ion; 2) to ai'piHJve a conti-act 
(,-), t ens i i:)n through June:- 3 , li)iM to allow foi- the 
seeding" activities to take place; cind 3) to approve 
the budget pioiJosed t'ov |)rinl,ing the niastei- plan 
document, the billboaid i-ental, and the production 
of banntMs. ( 'oiiim i ss i one r Mesa Haines seconded. It 
was s(j mo V ed . 

VI! T. Mid-Market Zoning 

Paul boj'd fiom the Planning Dept . and Jil 1 Mcinton 

reported that they have t)een investigating 

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pp T^cen h - f Of -art requirement for developers in the 
mid-Market St. area. IMider investigation is the 
possibility that de\ elopers could contribute to art 
ccincepi s outlinml in the master plan in 
satisTacI ion ri T th*^ i ?• per'cen t- f or-ar t requ i remen t . 
The two \\' i I 1 rnopt v; i I h bong WrigVit anfl F',va 
fjieberman to f|i si-miss tlte idea f\irttier. (leorge 
Wil 1 ia?Tis from Plannins? wiJI also have to be 
convinced thnt lempr-irnry art woj'ks would quaJify as 
s^i t isfaction t,o the i-x--^ r-c-en t - for-ar t lequ i remen t . 

Commissioner Healy moved to eiidoi'se e^cplora t ion of 
r-oo rd i Ti?i t i ng the Mar-kel StTcet Master Plan withi t}je 
pe t cen t - fo r-a I- f re^cpri r"emen I in the Planning Dept. 
Comm i s s i o no f balJor-c-a seconrlcd . It was so moved. 

IX. Kxplorator- i um Film Screening at Hallidie PJ aza 

biz Keim from tlie Explora tor i um reported on the 
film scT-eenirig being pioposeci for Halladie Plaza as 
a joint i-iro.ject between the Ex pJ orator ium and the 
Arts (,'omin iss ion . The Exp lora tor ium is requesting a 
$^00 contribution from the Arts Commission. The 
retaining wall as \ve I 1 as the Flood liu i Iding are 
being examined as possible backdrops for the 
screen! ng . 

Commissioner Boas said that she wanted to make sure 
tliat the Art: Commission gets proper credit for 
tlieir participation. 'Die Rxp] orator ium magazine 
did not credit the Art, Commission for the San Bruno 
Jail project and she would like this rectified if 
poss i bl e . 

Commissioner Fkjas moved to approve the film project 
budget of $600 with the stipulation that the Art 
Commission receive credit in all publicity. The 
motion was seconded by Conimissioner LaRocca . It 
was so moved . 

X. Art EnricJimenL: Kezar S(.a(]ium 

Susan Pontious reported that a letter had been 
written on behalf of both tlie V'isual Arts and Civic 
Design Committees stat^ing their objections to tlie 
proposed relocation of the fence at Kezar Stadium. 
Commissioner- l.aRocra testified at tlie Recr-eation 
and Park Commission tliat the Art Commission woiild 
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Recreation and Park (.'onuai ss i on then voted not to 
cliange t lie location of t lie fence. 

XT. Art Enrictiment: Ijibrai-y 

'J'lie C'omniittee discussed the issue of Ijotliar 
Baiinigar ten ' s fee. Susan Pontious reported that his 
agent, Marian Goodman, ha(i i-equested an additional 
$125,000 foi- his i)ai-t, i c i pat i on tJii'ougii design 
development and implementation. This would make 
his total fee foi- participating in the project to 
$1-10,000 plus an additional $7,500 for travel. 



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iewed the geneial fee structure 

the Coiimii ss i on had follov>/ed in the 
ed out thcit the Coiiimi ss ion has 
lowed a range of 10-20% of the 

i III eg/a ted art woiks for- aitist 
is is I he reccjiiimeniied i-ange , tlie 
adjust each situation as is 
anion also outlined a preliminary 
Library art eniichinent piogram. Out 
et of appr-ox i ma tely 1.8 million 
00 had to be allowed for 
costs and an addit ional $100,000 for 
cultural artists. All four- of the 
proposals hcid to be paid for from 
unds . 



She felt that Hauiiiga i- 1 en ' s requested fee was to 

high relative to the rest o i' tiie project budget. 

She i-ecommended ci totcil fee o i' $100,000, inclusive 
for all phases of work. 

DiscMission ensued relative to the artist's fee 
r^eijuest anil Ait I'cjmmi ss ion i)olicy relative to fee 
schedules, and the overall pr-o.ject budget. 

Commissioner- Bocis said thai she wanted to challenge 
the idea of ti-eating cill the artists equally in 
terms of fee awcxrds. She didn't think that arrived 
ar'tists should be paid the same as emerging 
a I" t i s t s . 

Commissioner Healy said t.hat it was not the policy 
to treat all the ar-tists equally in terms of fee 
awards; ther-e was always going t,o be a range. 



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('onimisR i oner Mesa-Haines said that fees shouJ.d be 
based on the comp I e-; i I y of the pipce and that a 
fange in tlie prr? fe ss i ona 1 staridin^ of ar-tists Fiad 
to be eons i (lejed , bn t that, shie cha I tended the idea 
that t}ie only good att was blue cltip art; the 
Coiinii i ss V on needeci to invest in the future. Siie 
\\/antp'd to include Lolhar, but that it might not be 
poss i ble . 

(.'omm j ss i one r llealy moved to approve an additional 

fee range foi- Iiothar Baumgarten between $75, ()()() - 

$8 5,000. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. 

Ayes: Commissioners llealy, baRocca and Mesa- 

}\n i nes . 

Nays: Comrii i ss i ouot- Hoas. 

Xil . Art Knr i c;Ftment : Airport 

Susan Pont ions i-epoi-ted t,hat, she has requested a 
second commissioner to .ioin Commissioner baRocca on 
tl)e Airpor-t Art Stoer-ing Committee. She said that, 
the Chair had already appointed herself as I lie 
second member and Commissioner Mesa-F^aines as an 
a 1 teinate . 

Commissioner Hc^as said that she had wanted to sei-ve 
on tliat committee and challenged tlie Chiair's 
dec is ion . 

Commissioner healy said tFiat the requirements she 
considered for- committee repr-esentat ion were as 

f O 1 I O V'7 s . 

1 . Committee experience 

2. Public art experience 

3. Aesthetic judgement 

Commissioner Boas then questioned the pr'ocedure for 
the Chair's authority to appoint representatives. 
SFie felt that the Cliair- could make a 

recommeiKJat ior), but lliat it had t.o be apfirovrMJ Iiy 
the comm i t, tee . 

Comm i ss i on-^ r baRocca moved tliat Comm i ss i onei- Ilea 1 y 

lie appoint fmI as th^" second memt)er' of 1 hf^ .'XijpcM t 

Art Steet-ing Commit tec nnd that Commissioner Mesa- 

Baines be appciintfMl as the Isl a I I c r-na l.f> . 

Comm i ss i one r Mesa - Ba i nr^.s seconded . 

A>es: Comm i ss i oiKMs Healy, IjaFUicca and Mesa-Baines 

Navs: Cnmm i ss i ono r l^oas 



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(.'ommissi oner Healy moxed that Commissioner Boas be 
appointed as the second alternate to serve on the 
Airport Art Steering Committee. Commissioner 
LaFiocca seconcied. IL was so moved. 

Susan repoi-ted that the first meet.ing of the 
Airport Art St.eer-ing C'ommiLtee was scheduled for 
April 4l.h. She reviewed the history and purpose of 
the old Joint Committee, cind outlined how the 
Air'poi-t Alt Steeling" Committee ( AASC ) would be 
similar and how it would differ. 

The committee confirmed that tlie purpose of the 
Ail-port Art Steering Committee would be to come to 
agreement on issues cind malce recommendations to the 
respective commissions. In adciition, it would 
engage in planning and policy development. However, 
unlilve the old Joint Committee, the AASC would not 
engage in difec:t artist selection. I'he artist 
selection method that the AiL Commission would 
incji^ose was one of an outside panel wiiose members 
would be ai)proved by t lie AASC' . jiiei^resen L at i \'es from 
tiie V'lsuai Ar'ts I'ommit lee and Aii'|)ort could sei-ve 
as panel Liaisons. 



XTIT . Pol icy Meet, ing 

It was agreted t hat a pi) I icy 
set up w i t h tlie Vis 



eeting needed t(j be 



set up with tlie Visual Arts i \jiiiiii i t I ee , the I'ublic; 
ail staff, Maigie u ' 1) r i t,i.:o 1 I and Barbara Sklar to 
(iisiiiss coiiifii i 1 1 ee lolc-s and ^j roc edu i'c s . 'I he 
iiiefcrting da I..,' was Si_ I foi May tilh a I 1 [> , m . 

XiV. Alt liln r i (.:lihien t : Suiinytiaie I'uiiip Stat>ion 

Jill Matiloii it-ported that tht-ii:; were iigaiii problems 
V 1 I li I he Dei'a r t iiien I- t)f I'ublic: Works making cdianges 
I o I 1 11.' artist's d c^ s i g 1 1 w i I h c j u t consultation and 
approval fiom Lhe ail isl oi- the Ait (Jc^mm i ss i cjii . 

I'ht; I \jiiiiii i I t ee d i fee' ted I ha I a tetter should be 
w J- i I I ciii to bl'W similar to lhe one \v r I I I en tcj the 
Kei.reat lull and I'ark ( 'oiiiiii i ss i on lelat i\e to Kezar' 
Stadiuui. I Ik- issue should also be tj.\plorcid with 

Kalhr.vn I'eiiii > i^ai ■ ke- 1' I i; see vvluit i.ciii be tlone legal ly 
t Cv slop such u 1 1 cu 1 t h o i i ^, e d I h a 1 1 g t.: s . 



XV 



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J j .1 1 Maiil.on reported on the upcoming Promenade 
screening scheduled for Friday, March 29th and the 
first Gateway screening scheduled for Api'il 18th. 

Commissioner Boas ' s role as project liaison was 
c-lari. fied. She was the project liaison for the 
maslei- planning ]-)l)ase and now was the liaison for 
1 lie Signage Project. 

XVI . Gal lery 

(Commissioner Amalia Mesa-Baines moved to approve 
jiroposals made by ChaT-les Giite, ^ti e Preckler- and 
Hernie Ijiiliell for the 1991 Exploration City Site 
exhiliits. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. it was 
so iiiovefl . 

XVI r. OJ(J Business: Moscone/IIoward St. 

Commissioner' Ikias brought \\p for furtjier discussion 
lier- recommentla t i on that a preliminary meeting be 
sel up vciti» the wi Lh (iermainF> Wong, tiie 
Cfins true t i on Manager and John Cr-ibbs, the i^rojecf 
manager, as soon as possible to inform 1 hem of the 
Art Cr-immi ss i oti ' s possible plans for the area. Slie 
fell tliat til is u'oulf) potent ially save t.lie 
CommissioTi money i ti later c-hange carders. 

Discussion ensuerl Tf~>laf i \e to the necessity of 
sr|ie(hil i ng this nieot iug nciw, or uaiting unt i 1 tlie 
Commission had the .ait ists pro|>osals for- the area. 

Commissioner Mealy felt that a meet i Tig now \vas 
premature; lltal it \\'ou 1 d be bet tei' to \s'ait one 
month for the art. ist 's proposals. 

(Virrim i s s i one f l^.oas nifi\"ed that a m<^eting should be 
schedulfM) bofnrf^ 1 mot\th between herself, 
Comm i ss i ono r' llr^a 1 y , staff, (letmaine Wong, the 
Const Tuc- 1 i nn Manager- . atid John Ci'ibbs to di'^cuss 
t lie Arts ( Vimm i ss i on ' s jiossible plans f > ) r t liP- area. 
Commissioner I aWocr-a sfcnrided . 

Aves: CruTMii i s s i mt'"' ts Bnas, baRdc-ca , and f'lesa-Baines 
Nay: Cnmm i "^s i o?ie r ilea 1 y 

' Vintm i ss i o no T Ib'a I y iiktH f i f^d t Ik' mo t i rin I ri stipulate 
that shf a 1 (Mie ivon I d lu^ the ''oiiimitlee 
r-epresen l_ a t i\e at the meeting. 



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Note: The recording secretary ran out of recording 
tape by the time this item was d i sciissed . Memory 
and the recollections of the parties present differ 
as to the sequence of the above events, i.e. 
whe ther or not the motion was mod i f led before the 
vote, or whether the order was modified by the 
Chair after the vote. 

By di rection of the Chair, the resolution sent to 
the full Arts Commission for approval listed 
Commissioner Healy as the sole Committee 
representative at ttiis mee ting . 



Orders and Reports: 

1 . OrderecJ: The format for finalist's proposals for 
Moscone Center/Howard St. Project will be in the 
form of a model and/or no more than three 30" x 40" 
boards . 

Moved; Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Ayes : Commissioners Healy, LaRocca and 
Mesa-Hai nes 
Nays : Commissioner Boas 

2. Ordered: Appi'oval of Moscone Center/Howard Street 
Pioposal Phase Guidelines as modified. 

Moved: Commissioner- Mesa-Baines 
Vote: iJnan i mo us 

3. Or'dered: Approval of Minutes oi' Pel). 20th meeting 
as coi'r'ec t.e>d . 

Moved: C(;miiii ss i one f Healy 
Vo I e : I) nan i mo us 

4. Ordered: I'o adopt the new i)rocedure for- recor-ding 
the minutes cjs proi)iJseil by staff. 

Moved: Comm i ss i orn^ r- Hea 1 > 
Vo t e : IJnan imous 

5 . Ordered : 

a) to approve reimbursement of $775.43 to Alan 
Fleming for building i>er-mi t for Kezar- Sladiiiiii 
Gates ; 

b) 1,o approve final |)ayment to Alan Pleming of 
$3,500 on iabrical ion tcHitrat:! tor- Kezar- Stadiiuii 
Ga tes ; 



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c) to absolve Surety Company of the Pacific of 
liability for the i i- $34,000 performance bond issued 
to Nelson Ironworks for \A\e fabrication of the 
Kezar Stadium Gates contingent on receipt and staff 
verification of proof of payment by contractor of 
all laboT', su|;)pliers and subcontractors. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vo te : Uucxn imous 

6. Orciered: To approve final payment of $2,000 to 
Gary Grahm for the Great Sea Wall Medallion. 
Moved: (.'ommiss ioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: To approve One Second Street [nc. 's art 
proposal, designed by George Gonzales, for the 
Anthony Street Urban (lai'den. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vo te : Unan i mous 

8. Oidered: To appiove a contract exteiision for Alice 
Aycock through June 30, 1991 , and to increase her 
contract by $3,000 for redesign of }ier pi-oposal for 
the 1 ihrary . 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote : Un'\n i mous 

9. Or"der;e(l: To approve extension of (lesign contr-aots 
for' Ann Hamilton arul Nayland Blake through June 30, 
19 91. 

Move^d: Commissioner Healy 
Vfi te : Unan i mous 

10. Order'='d; I'o approve a cont»-art extensioi\ lor the 
Market Street. Iiesign Team through June 30th, 1991 
and to increase the contract by $15,000. 

Moved: Comm i ss i or\o r Healy 
Vri i p : Una i\ i mous 

11. Ordered: To aiM^''"^p' the "seeding" plan concepts 
and budgp-l proposed by the Market St . l)<=sign 'I'eam 
fnr iuci-eased print i ng costs ($6,00(M for- the 
Master- I'lari document ; PoslfM- series for Gaiuiel t 
Kiosks ($in,000); fr-eeway bilUioard ($(>,()00). nn-l 
banners (cost as yet to be deiermined). 

Moved: ''onnn i ss i onf^r- Healy 
y n I e : Uri.'i u i tiums 



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12. Ordered: To endorse the exploration of the 
possibility of coordinating the Market Street Art 
Master Plan with the percent- for-art requirement in 
the San Francisco Planning Dept . 

Moved: Coiiini i ss ioner llealy 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. Ordered: To approve thie expenditure fo $600 to 
help support the film program proposed by the 
Explorator ium for Hallidie Plaza, with the 
understanding that all publicity regarding the film 
program will credit the San Fiancisco Art 
Commission . 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

14. Ordered: To approve offering Lothar Baumgarten a 
fee range between $75,000 - $85,000 for design 
development and implementation of his proposals for 
the new main library. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Ayes : Commissioners Healy, LaRocca and 

Mesa-Bai.nes ; Nays : Commissioner Boas 

15. Ordered: That Commissioner Healy be appointed as 
the second member to serve with Commissioner 
I^aRocca on the Ai import Art Steering Committee and 
that ('oiiuii i ss i one r Mosii-Uaines be appointed as the 
first alternate. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 

Vot,e: AXii^l Comm i ss i oners Healy, I,aRocca, and 

Mesa-Haines. Nays: Commissioner Boas 



IH. 



Oicler-ed 
Moved : 
Vote : 



Commi ss i onei- Healy 
Unan i mous 



17. Ordered: To approve pi'oposals by iMiarles Gute, Mie 
Preckler and Bernie l.ut)ell for- the L'xp Lo i-a L i on : 
City Sites i n s t a 1 1 a t i i) n s . 

Moved: Aiiialia Mesa-Baines 
Vote : tinan i nicj\ts 

18. Ordered: 'lliat Ccjiiiiii i ss i one r Ileal > , and staff meet 
with (ieiinaine Wong, the Moscone Cent e i/Howard 
Str'ec.'t c:tjns t riic L i on iiiaiiagei-, and Joiin Cribbs as 



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soon as possible to inform them of the Art 

Commission's plans for the area. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: A yes : Commissioners Boas, LaRocca, and 

Mesa-Baines; Nays : Commissioner Healy. 



Submit ted 




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-t;::^ AGENDA 

-VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, APIML 24*. 1991 



SUITE 



3 P.M. ''^' 
70, 25 VAN NESS 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



YOR 
Agrx>s 



3 :00 I . 
3:05 II. 



Approval of Minutes, 3/27/91 



SAN FRAf^Ol^^OO 
»-MeHC LIBRARY 



Consent, (Calendar 

'I'o apiJTove progress piiyiiieiiL of $15,()Cj() to 
Bruce Hasson for fabrication of grill work for 
t".he Bush-Polk Parking Garage. 



MMISSIONERS 

Dora Sklar 
iident 

x;y Boas 
3 President 

^on Alley 
iley Eictielbaum 
Fowler 
liel Genera 
le Healy 
n Kriken 
>ert F. LaRocca 
alia Mesa-Bains. Pti.D. 
Y. Okanroto 
ile Rosekrans 



3:10 III. Collections: liecpiest form Palace of the 
liegion of Honor to relocate Rodin's Three 

Sliatles . 

Susan Pontious; Visitor: Ihornas Selignian 

3:201V. Art Enrichment: Ell is-0 ' Eerrel 1 Gargage 

vi i 1 1 Man ton; Visitors: Ma lie Zeiler 
A. Request for approval of art enrichment 
concept ami guicie lines for Ellis- 
O'FerreJl Garage and authorize staff to 
hold competition for the slection of 
artists foi- the project. 



! OFFICIO MEMBERS 

i ildents of ttie 
1 1 Arts Museum 
I ary Commission, 
' ining Commission, 
! :reation and Park 
'. nmbsion 



! ECTOR 
iireN. Isaacs 



3:30 V 



B. Appoint.ment of Visual Arts Committee 
member- as project liaison to the 
Seiection Pane J . 

Gal lery 

Anne Meissnei- 

A. Approxe ailists selected for "Out res 
Caras" show (wor'king title). 



•)GRAMS 

' Festivals 

" c Art Collection 

I c Design Review 

^ gtibortvDod Arts 

' >S Symptiony Concerts 

' lie Art Program 

> et Artists Licenses 



3:45 VI 



B. Discussion of proposed revision of 
gallery rental policy 

Islais Creek Pump Station 

J i J 1 Man L on 

Discussion of Ar-t Enrichment l^rogram 



>>3430 

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3:50 VTI. Market Street Master Plan 

Jill Man ton 

Pr-esen t,ii t: i on of dr-afi of i^lan. 



^ Commissksn Gallery 
1 Grove Street 
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1:30 VFU. Art 
J i 1 I 
A. 



Enrichment: Embarcadero 

Man ton 

Progress Report: Promenade Project 
Authorization to make payment to 
finaJ ists for orientation meeting and 
chare t t:e . 



B. Signage Project 

Request authorization to enter in 
conti'act with the Michael Manwaring and 
Nancy height for $80,000 to design and 
produce signage for the Embarcadero. 

4:40JX. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 

Request to appio\ e (lie following purciiases for 
tlie Mental Health Facility: 

1. Homage to Ijydia. Mendoza: La Reina Te.jana 

by Emmanuel C. Montoya; Linoleum 
blockprint; 36" x 56" 1990; $1,500.00 

2. La Trinidad Nortena; Emmanuel C. Montoya 
Tryptich Linoleum Blockprint; 29" x 49"; 
1989 $1,400.00 

3. Tamalada ; Carmen Lomas Garza; Lithograph 
20" X 27"; 1990; $650. 

5:00 X. Art Enrichment: Ijibrary 

Jill Manton and Susan Pontious 

A. Progress Report 

B. Request authorization to enter into 
contracts for design development with 
Nayland Blake, Anne Hamilton and Anne 
Chaml)er J a in , and Lothar Baumgarten. 



5:20 XI 



Resolution of Moscone Meeting 



5:30 Xll. Reschedule Policy Meeting 



5:45 XIII. Administrative Workload 

A. Upcoming Projects 

B. r?equest to Board of Supervisors for 
additional administrative funds. 

C. Ordinance Re\'ision 



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^^-MiNUTES 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
AFiU> 24, 1991 

W 

called to order at 3:30 p 



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IVIMISSIONERS 

;Kira Sklar 
jident 

jcy Boas 
!» President 

i ion Alley 

iiley Eichielbaum 

Fowler 

ilel Genera 

e Heoly 

~i Kriken 

ert F. LaRocca 

alia Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 
: /. Okamoto 

lie Rosekrans 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

i Idents of the 
i Arts Museum 
i jry Commission. 
I ming Commission, 
'« reofion and Park 
; -imisslon 



HCTOR 

' e N. Isaacs 



f GRAMS 

ki Festivals 

- ; Art Collection 

- : Design Reviev/ 

4i ihborhood Arts 

■< S Symptiony Concerts 

H Ic Art Program 

it st Artists Licenses 



ki430 

)t j-Local Partnership 

y 554-9677 

\ ouse 

»• 554-9679 



^ Commisste)n Gallery 
• 5 Srove Street 
1' 554-9682 



DOCUMENTS PEeT, 



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Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Nancy Ho as 
Barbara Sklar 

Staff Present: 

Jill M a n t o n 
Ann Meissner 
Margie O'Driscoll 
Susan Pontious 



T. Minutes for 3/27/91 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the committee 
minutes of 3/27/91. Commissioner Boas seconded. 
It was so moved. 

II. Consent Calendar 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the consent 
calendar: i.e. to approve a progress payment of 
$15,000 to Bruce Hasson for fabrication of grill 
work for the Bush Polk Parking garage. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded; it was so moved. 

III. Collections: Request from Palace of the Legion of 
lionor to relocate Rodin's Three Shades. 

Thomas Seligman and Steve Nash from the Legion of 
Honor made a presentation to the Visual Arts 
Committee regarding tiie museum's proposal to 
relocate the Three Sliades underneath the skylight 
of proposed extended gallery. The museum is 
proposing this move because Three Shades is an 
extremely valuable sculpture which has been 
t^epeatedly vandalized in its present location. 
Another possible reloc-ation site would be inside 
the Court of Honoi-, which the museum is proposing 
to fence . 

Steve Nash reported t.liat the sculp Lure was 
originally purchased by subscription as a memorial 
to Raphael Weill. It may be the only existing full 
size c:ast of the Three .Shades made in the artist's 
I i fe I, i me , and i s \'a I ueci we 1 I o\ei' $ 1 mi 1 1 ion . 



Tho Conmn t iF-e directed the staff to researcli 
whether' ot' not undei' I. he teiins of the gift there 
are ar\y r-es t,r i c t ions jegarding its placement, or 
\s'heflier- or- not there are any heirs to l?aphael Weill 
k})o iiiig})t objert to the stahue being moved. 

fll. Art I']nr ic;hmen t : !■] 11 i s - O'Farrell F^arking Garage. 

Jill Man ton intT'ocinred t:he ])Tf),iect, . She said t.liat 
the Parlsing Authority par fici pates in the Art 
Knr-i cl-imen t progr-fim on a volnntary basis. For- that, 
r-eascni the budget on this pro.ject is 1% of Ltie 
eons t rnr t i or) costs inst.ead of 2%. 

Mrn i e 7^1 lei , (Jar-y Saiiionski nnd l^ichnrd Do ) p 
(' r'f'SfM) t c(t t hf pro.ioft to the Committee. Ttie 
pro.ject includes the addition of 2 stor-ies and a 
ne\: facade to t tie existing garage. In the 
inter-ior, a larger' \:;iLting area is added as well as 
n si a i r\\'?iy I tia t u- i I 1 1 i nl: t lie F] 1 i s and (.) ' Far re J 1 
S t , en t ra nces . 

The Tommi tt.ee r-ewleAced the proposed project 
guidelines and made the following changes: 

1. 'T'he ?irti.st select ion will he made by the 
Visual Arts Cfimmittee witli a guest curator, 
r-ather- tdran by n ri cuitside selection panel. 

2. The prospectus would not specify medium (i.e. 
I iglit. and sc.umd ) , but \\ould focus on the 
proposed ar-ea, (the entrance and siair^way), 
atrd the pro.ject gcjal of J inking the Fll is arid 
O'Farrell entries. 

Commissioner' Healy moved to approve the pro.iect 
guidelines with the above modifications. 
(Commissioner Sklar seconded. It was so moved. 

IV. Gallery 

A. Exhibit 

Ann Meissner repor'ted that 4 artists have 
already been selected to be included in a show 
of Chicano and Latino artists. She a J so 
presented a list, of other ai'tists still being 
considered. She v>?ill present the final 
exhibit ion list to the Commission at their 
April 29th meet ing and ask for a motion to 



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appi'ove these artists under the Visual Arts 
Coiiiinittee Report. 

The selection of artists confirmed for the 
sliow are : 

Kva Garcia (Venus); Carlos Loai'ca, Rico 
Salenas and Darr>l Sapien. 

Artists still lieing considered are Jauana 
Alicia, Eriiinanue 1 Monto>a, Gustavo and Loi'raine 
Garcia Niikata. 

B. Rental Policy 

[)isc;ussion of tliis item was removed from the 
agenda . 

The Committee gcive consent to use the gallery 
for a June 6th lecture by Ruth Bernhard in 
conjunction with Photoscape. 

V. Art Enrichruent: Tslais Creek Pump Station 

Jill Manton reviewed the City Attorney's ruling 
regarding the formula for determining the per-cent 
for art and its use. The percentage is based on 
the total construction budget., but since the 
ordinance says up to 2%, tlie allocation could be 
negotiated to be 2% of cibove gr-ound costs. The 
City Attorney maintains that the funds may not be 
used off site. Her ruling is that although the 
ordinance may have Lteen violated in t.he past, that 
is not a jus I i f i ca t i on for \'io fating it cigain. 

Mant_on i-epor-feci fhat. the design of the pump station 
hati been iriodifieci. It is now an unsliaffed facility 
with ncj |.)ublic; access. 

Her lecommenda t i on was fo c^ither- wai\'e the Art 
Knrichriient re^iu i remen I. , or to i>ui'sue negot i at ions 
with the City AtLoine\ regaiding the i n le I'lJie tat i on 
o i" t he o rd i nance . 

('oiiuii i ss i one r Boas suggestt-d that pei-haps by the 
Lime tlie bu i 1 li i ng is actuallv built, Lhe Ai't.s 
(.'oiiimi ss i on uil I ha\ e suci,eeded )n i.hangiiig the 
orLJiriciucc; to cillo\v' fiji' using t lit fuutls off site. 

('oiiiiii i ss i Dtie r Sklar imi\c;(i t »> lu-s*::- r\'t? the* i"igh( to 
e.\er» ise the ( oiniii i s s i uii ' t> art en r i l hiiuMi L iii[A ion 



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without specifying tlie art program at this time. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

VI. Art Knrichment: Market St. Master Plan 

Jill Man ton reported tliat she would not be 
presenting the Art Enrichment opportiini t ies for 
Marlcet St. at tins time because it did not yet have 
tlie consensus of the full team. She reported that 
the master plan ideas were sclieduled to be 
presented at a public meeting on April 29th, but 
that before she would allow these ideas to be 
presented i^dil icly, she wanted them to be reviewed 
by i he \isual A i' t s Committee. She has requested 
that the team ptepare an index of project 
(ipportu?iit ies which \n' i 11 he disti-ibuted to the 
Coaim i t I en inembei's no later- than Friday (April 
2 6 1 li ) . SliP" asked that tlie conimi ss i oners call or 
contact her my noon on Monday, April 29th, to 
discuss their reactions. 

S)ie also reported the writer hired by the team has 

requested more time to complete the document. She 

said tliat he would address the ('ommittee on tliis 
issue later in the meeting. 



VII. Ai't Rnricliment 



Embarcadero 



A. Promenade Project 

Jill Manton reported that three finalist teams 
had been selected. They are: 

1. John Roloff and Ed Haag (in a technical 
support capacity. ) 

2. Buster Simpson, Michael Davis, Richard 
Turner, and Susan Schwart J^enberg 

3. Vito Accoi\ci, Barbara Soloman and Stanley 
Sai towi tz, . 

Manton reported that the plan was to ask the 
teams to come out for 3 days for a 
br i ef i ng/oT' ier\ tat ion , interviews, and a 
charette pj:esen tat ion . She requested that the 
Committee approve r."eimbursement: for the teams 
for travel, hotel, and per diem, and payment, 
of an honorarium. Commissioner Healy so 
moved. Commissioner Sklar seconded. The 
motion was approved. 



B. 



Signage 



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JilJ Manton reported that the team of Michael 
Manwaring and Najicy Ijeigh Olmstead has been 
selected to design the Embarcadero signage. 
They will be estahl istiing a Jiterai-y advisory 
t,eam to lieJp them. 

Commissioner Boas moxed to approve entering 
into contract with Michael Manwaring and Nancy 
Leigh Olmstead for $80,000 to design the 
Embarcadeio signage. Commissioner Sklar 
seconded. It was so moveti. 

Vril. Art, Enric;hnient : Library 

A. P log less Repor-t 

Susan Pontious gave a progress report on the 
art enrichment for the library. She reported 
that the architects had narrowed the wall 
infor Nayland Hlal^es piece, and that this 
would necessitiile some i-edesig'n of tiie art 
proposal . 



B. 



Ann Hamilton and Ann Chamberlain iiave decided 
to pursue their proposal for the diagonal wall 
instead of the floor. 

Alice Aycoclc and the architects are working 
with the project engineer to see if a solution 
can be found that would allow the artist to 
resui-fec:t her* proper sal for the bridge. 

No response has been i-eceived from Lothar 
Baumg'arten regarding the ('ommi ss i on ' s fee 
of f er . 

Contracts for Design Phase II. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to enter into Design 
Phase II contracts with Lothar Baumgarten 
($25,000), Ann Hamilton ($54,000) and Nayland 
Blake ($15,000). (Commissioner Healy seconded. 
1 1 was so mo\'ed . 



IX. Art Enrichment: Market St. Master Plan (continued) 

Jun Jalbuena, t,he writer hired by the Market St. 
team to write the master plan, requested more time 
to comi^lete the document. It was agreed that the 
design team would supply provide the Commission 
with a summary of art ideas by 5 p.m., April 25th, 
which would then be sent by messenger to each of 



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the VisuaJ Arts Committee members. Ideas that 
seemeci problematic to the commissioners would not 
tie presented at the April 29th public meeting. 

It was agreed that: an extension would be allowed 
until May 3()t,h, pro\ided that a "dummy" of the 
iiiasler plan would be provided the committee by May 
inth. The committee would provide feedback at 
their May 22nr^ ineeting, and tVie camera ready 
document would t)e submitted no later than May 30th. 
Commissioner Mealy so moved. Commissioner Sklar 
sec-onded . Ttie mot i on was approved. 

X. Resolut, ion of Mosconr^ Meet, ing 

(Commissioner Healy liad to leave at tin s point in 
the agenda. Due to a lack of a quorum, the issue 
regarding wliich commissioner would attend the 
proposed meeting with Germaine Wong and the 
Contruction Manager could not be resolved. 

Commissioner Boas expressed her strong concern that 
this meeting take place as soon as possible in 
order for the Arts Commission to secure the most 
favorable financial situation for the arts 
enrichment project planned for the Howard St. area. 
She felt that thei-e had been a lack of 
communication in the project, which has resulted in 
tlie Commission's intentions for the area not being 
communicated to the construction manager. 

The meeting was adjouj-rted at 5:45 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. Ordered; Approval of the March 27, 1991 minutes. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval progress payment of $15,000 to 
Bruce Hasson for the Bush-Polk Parking Garage. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of Ellis - O'Farrell Garage Art 
Enrichment guidelines as amended. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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4. Ordered: To reserve the right to exercise the art 
enrichment option for Islais (Jreek Pump Station 
without specifying a particular program at this 

t ime . 

Moved: Commi ssi onei- Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: To approve i-e imbursement of travel, 
Hotel, and per diem costs plus payment of an 
honorarium to the following artist teams for the 
Embarcadero Promenade Project: 1) vJohn Roloff and 
p]d Haag; 2) Buster Simpson, Michael Davis, Richard 
Turner, and Susan Schwartzenberg ; 3) Vito Acconci, 
Barbara Soloman and Stanley Saitowitz. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimovis 

6. Ordered: To approve entering into a design 
contract with Michael Manwaring and Nancy Leigh 
Olmstead for $80,000 to design signage for the 
Emliarcadero . 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: To approve entering into Phase II design 
contracts for the new main library with the 

f ol lowing : 

1) Lothar Baumgarten for $25,000; 2) Nayland Blake 

for $15,000; 3) Ann Hamilton for $54,000. 

8. Ordered: To approve a (ieadline extension until May 
30, 1991 for Market Street Design Team to produce a 
camera-ready copy of tlie Market St. Art Master 

PI an. 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 6 I99t 



^^isual Arts Committee Meeting 
Wednesday /^May 22, 1991 
3 p.m. 
25 Van Ness, Suite 70 



tyOR 
Agnos 



<MMISSIONERS 

ixira Sklur 
ijdent 

I lev Boai 

la President 

"ion Alley 
iley Eichelbaum 
Fowler 
iiel Ger^ra 
le Healy 
I n Kriken 

i>ert F LoRocco 
alia Mesa-Balr>s, Ph.D. 
Y. Okan oto 
tie Rosekrarvs 



?DFFICIO MEMBERS 

' udents of ttie 
- Is Museum 
Commission, 
' iriing Commission, 
J ;reation and Park 
I amission 



: ECTOR 
Cire N. Isaacs 



'v'^RAMS 
jIivuIs 

: ft C illectlon 

- iJaslQii Review 

jhbofhx)d Arts 
F 'S Symphony Concerts 
F lie Art Program 
8 et Artists Licenses 



3:00 I. Approval of April 24 Minutes 

3:05 II. Consent (Calendar 

A. Request for approval to pay Bruce Hasson 
an interim payment of $15,000 upon 
completing" fabi'ication of grill work for 
the Bush-Polk Parking Gar-age. 

B. Request approval for intei^im payment of 
$2,000 to Jaap Bongers, contingent on 
studio visit by staff, for continued work 
on mai-hJe floor piece i'or Richmond Police 
S t a t J on. 

C. Request approval to extend FEMA 
Earthquake Con t tact with Atthowe Fine 
Arts Ser-vices thirough October, 1991. 

D. Request approval to enter into contract 
with Douglas Hoi lis for $20,000 for 
consulting seixices during construction 
period of new Sheriff's Facility and for 
the design and fabrication of interior 
furnishings tor tlie facility. 

3: 10 ill. liedeve 1 opmen t Agenc;y; Esplanade Artists 
Piesenlei : Bill ('aiiie> 
1 11 f or'iiia L i ona 1 rei>() j- L 

3:20 IV. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Treatment 
Plant #2 
Pr-esenter: Tonia Macneil; Visitors: Tim 

Collins Ac Reiko Goto 
Progress l^eport 



Sa430 

S a-Local Partnership 

•) 554-9677 

/ iouse 

4 554-9679 



f Commlsston Gallery 
I Grove Street 
1 554-9682 



3:40 V. Art Enrichment: Moscone/Espl anade Ballroom 

Presenter: 'Ionia Macneil; Visitors: Hung 
Liu, Germaine Wong 

Preset! tat i on of revised pro]Josal for Moscone 
Center l''spl anade iia 1 1 room . 




4:15 VI. Art Enrichment: Moscone/Howard St. 

Presentei": Tonia Macneii 
Progress F^eport 

4:25 VI. Collections: Airport 

Presenter: Susan Pontious 

Update on damaged Irwin sculpture; Structural 

engineering report on feasibility of repair. 

4:35 V. Collections: Proposal to Relocate Rodin's 
Three Shades 

Presenter: Susan Pontious 
Staff repoT-t and recommendation 

4:40 VI. Art Enricliment: Embarcadero 
F-'resenter: Jill Manton 

A. Embarcadero Gateway Project, 2nd and King 
St,reets 

Request approval of selected artist teams 

B. Embarcadero Promenade Project Charetts 

Project uxjdate 

C. Muni-Metro Portal and Turnabout Project 

Request for nominations for artists and 
Selection Panel members. 

5:00 VII. Art Enrichment: Market St. 

Presenter: Jill Manton 

A. Master Plan: Progress Report 

B. Proposed Seeding Project: Rap concert 
sponsored by Earth Drama Lab. 

5:15 VITI. Art Enrichment: Tenderloin Recreation 
Center 

F^resenter: Jjll Manton 

Progress Report; Approval of guest curators 

5:20 IX. Gallery 

Presenter: Ann Meissner 

A. Presentation of artists hieing consi(]pred 
for exhibit scheduled for- 8/2 2 - 
10/4/91 . 

B. Exhibition Schedule 



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C. Review of Policy for use and/or rental of 
Gallery 

5:30 X. Policy Meeting 

Set date for* Visual Arts Cominittee policy 
meeting 

5:40 Adjournment 



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>::>MINUTES 
^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
^' MAY 22, 1991 

called to order at 3:20 p 



m 



>Yon 

Agnos 



iMMISSIONERS 

txira Sklar 
sident 

rcy Boos 
e President 

-non Alley 

nley Elchielbaum 

iFoiwter 

niel Genera 

neHealy 

in Krtken 

DertF.LaRocca 

xilla Mesa-Bains, Pti.D. 

lY.Okamoto 

dleRosekront 



OFFiaO MEMBERS 

ttldents of tt>e 
I e Arts Museum 
I irary Commission, 
I jnning Commission, 
I creation and Park 
xnmtwlon 



SECTOR 
3lre N. baocs 



CX3RAMS 

Is Festivals 

/ic Art Cdectlon 

i/lc Design Review 

ilghibofhtood Arts 

>re Symphony Concerts 

bite Art Program 

eet Artists Uceroes 



Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy (Chair) 
Nancy Boas 
Bob LaRocca 
Amalia Mesa Bains 

Staff Present: 

Jill Man t on 
Tonia Macne i 1 
Snsan Pont ions 

I. Redevelopment Agency: Esplanade 

Bill Carney, Landscape Architect for 
Agency, presented the preliminary pro 
artists commissioned to produce art w 
Gardens. The Commissionei^s were aslce 
Commissioner Boas questioned the mean 
proposal in a public context. Slie al 
for the maintenance of Roiko Goto's w 
area. Commissioner LaRocca reiterate 
the sculpure in tlie East Garden shoul 
the water feature in that area. In g 
on the technical problems in each pie 
associated with leakage. He commente 
intimacy of most of the proposals in 
massive scale of the fountain and sur 
In response to Terry Allen's proposal 
"Shaking Man", Commissioner LaRocca e 
that the man would actually shake. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUM 4 1991 



SAN FRAnGi^^O 
I'UdUC UIBRARY. 



Artists 

the Redevelopment 
posals by the four 
ork at Yerba Buena 
d for their comments, 
ing of John Roloff's 
so expressed concern 
ork in a high traffic 
d his CO n c e r n t li a t 
d be integrated into 
enerai he commented 
c e , especially 
d also on the 
relation to the 
rounding buildings. 

of a life-size 
xpressed the hope 



II. Minutes for 4/24/91 

Commissioner Boas mo\ed to approve the minutes of the 
Visual Arts Committee of April 24, 1991. Commissioner 
Mesa-Bains seconded. It was so moved. 



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III. Consent Calendar 

Commissioner LaRocca requested that Item #A be remo\'ed 
from the consent calendar and be brought up as a sei'arate 
item. Commissioner Boas moved to approve the request and 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains seconded. It was so moved. 




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B. f^equcst api-Toxal for interim payment of $2,000 to 
Jaap Bongers, contingent on studio visit by staff, for 
continuing work on mai;ble floor piece for tl-ie Richmond 
Police Station. 

C. Request approval to extend FE^!A Earthquake Contract 
with Atthowe Fine Arts Sei\-.ices through October, 1991. 

D. Request approval to enter into contract v'itii Douglas 
Hollis for $20,000 for consulting services during 
construction period of new Sheriff's Facilit:. and for the 
design and fabrication of interior furnisliings for the 

f ac i 1 i t y . 

Commissioner Boas moveci app^-jval of the consent calendar 
as revised. Commissioner Mesa-Bains seconded. It was so 
moved . 

IV. Art Enrichment: Bush Polk Garage 

Due to delays in the ai-)proval schedule, the request by 
staff in regard to payment of interim payments to artist 
Bruce Hasson was revised to read: Request for appro\'al to 
make 2 progress payments of $7,500 each to artist Bruce 
Hasson following studio visits by Commissioner LaRocca and 
contingent upon his approval of the work as specified in 
the contract. Commissioner Boas moved to approve the 
request. Commissioner Mesa-Bains seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

V. Art Enrichment: San Andreas Water Treatment Plant #2 

Tonia Macneil introduced artists Tim Collins and Reiko 
Goto who presented their preliminary proposal for art 
enrichment at San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. The 
artists propose to create a two part project focusing on 
images and stories about the Water Department. One part 
will consist of a camera ready document wliich will be 
published and distributed by the Water Department. At the 
site itself, the artists will create an "exploded book", 
installations of densely grouped photographic materials 
and movement-activated bt^oadcasts of recorded stories, 
water sounds and other sound images relating to the past 
and present of the Department. 

The artists stated that they had \-erbal appro\"al of their 
ideas from the Water Department's liaison Steve Leonai'd 
and that John Mullane, the General Manager, had also been 
informed of the proposal. Commissioner Boas suggested 
that the artists work closely with an editor in the 



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production of the published document. Commissioner Healy 
informed the artists tliat the general direction of their 
pi'oposal would be acceptable to the Committee. Staff \s'as 
directed to contact the Water Depai^tment General Manager 
to make certain that the "exploded book" proposal met with 
his approval . 

VI. Gallery 

Gallery Director Anne Meissner informed the Committee of 
the sudden death of Eva Garcia, artist and staff person at 
Galeria De La Raz/Studio 24, wlio had been scheduled to 
exhibit in the June show. In her memory, there will be an 
installation d e \- o t e d to her- life and \-j o r k produced by the 
community for the exhibit wit.h the guidance of 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains. Gustavo Ri\era has \v'ithdrawn 
from the exhibit, so that there will now be a total of 
five a I- 1 i s t s . 

The schedule of upcoming exhibits u'as v)resentod. Ms. 
Meissner noted that ovei- tlie summer i-ecept i on;^; for the 
indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces will be lield 
simul taneously. 

Director Meissnei- announced that studio visits for the 
August 23rd show are now being conducted and tliat a 
final list will be presented at the next meeting. 



Ms. Me 
concer 
buildi 
"donat 
purpos 
policy 
discr i 
recep t 
s i m i 1 a 
Commi s 
is be i 



issuer gave 
ning the que 
ng vs . rent 
ion for use" 
e svipports t 

would make 
mination or 
ion. Exampl 
r i n s t i til t j o 
s ionei' ' s que 
ng conducted 



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inf orma t 


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for 


use 


of the 




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of 


the Gall 


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restrictions as to 


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of 


several 


inuseunis 


and 


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that 


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VII. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Esplanade Ballroom 

Artist. Hung Liu presented revisions to her original 
proposal for the lobby of the Esplanade Ballroom. The 
proposal is a blow-up of tlie 1st map Yerba Buena, aJso 
known as the City of San Fr-ancisco, fiom 1839, which v.ouid 
be created in 11 shaped canvases and paint on the "Large 
Wall". Beneath the map will be 11 exhibition cases, each 



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ui Lh ail artifact and di-awitigs of artifacts found in an 
Ohlone burial ground found during the excaNalion of tlie 
Moscone site. She noted the changes made to the original 
design, incJuding intensified color, e:;panded vise of 
space, additioTial niateiial prosiding context for tlie 
origina] map, and re\"ised matei'ial from tlie Ohlone burial 
site. The map will now be i-eproduced four times around 
the room, once in tlie c'onte^t of the coast line of San 
Francisco on the parallel wall, once as a small gold icon 
in a niche abo\"e the ele\ator and again as pai't of an 
etching sho\v'ing the gi'owth of the city from 183'J to 190G. 

Following commenls and yuestions by the Commissioners, 
Tenia Macneil suggested that tlie Committee consider how to 
introduce the proposal to the community. A discussion 
followed concei'iiing the timing atid pr-ocess vji' community 
involvement. The idea of a reception was discussed. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve Hung Liu's revised 
proposal. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous. The artist will meet with Commissioner LaRocca 
to discuss various technical issues relative to the 
display dase design. 



VIII .Collections 



Proposal to Relocate Rodin's Three 
Shades 



Continuing last mont 
moving the Rodin scu 
Lincoln Park, Susan 
had turned up no com 
Three Shades at it's 
conservator's report 
the statue has been 
exposure and vandal i 
the Legion of Honor, 
move the sculpture i 
courtyard, where it 
dramatic setting". 



h's discuss 


Ipture from 


Pontious re 


pelling rea 


present lo 


argues str 


s igni f icant 


sm. Steve 


explained 


ndoors to t 


would be li 



ion of the possibility of 

it's current site in 
ported that lier research 
sons for maintaining TJie 
cation. In fact, tlie 
ongly in favor of the move: 
ly damaged from salt water 

Nash, chief curator for 
that the museum proposed f o 
he new gallery under the 
t by a skylight in a \ei"y 



Work on the proposed Musoluu renovation will be complete in 
1994, and The Three Shades would be relocated at that 
time. Funding for the move is still being" sought. 

Commissioner Boas mo\"ed to appro\e the relocation of the 
Rodin sculpture The Tliree Shades to the new gallery below 
the courtyard at the Legion of Honor-, contingent upon 
relocation expenses being borne by sources other- than the 



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Arts Commission 
so mo\'ed. 



Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It uas 



IX. Art Enrichment 



Market Street 



Jill Manton presented the 


proposal 


for th 


e las 


Market Street Master Plan 


" seeding 


proj 


ec ts , 


at Justin 


Herman Plaza on 


September 


7tli, 


1991 . 


Drama Lab, 


an SF performan 


1 c e g r o u p , 


is or 


gani z 


Ecology-Ra 


p contest for Bay Area youth. 


Tlie w 


perform th 


e i r work at the 


Market St 


reet site. 


Commiss ion 


would be a co-s 


ponser of 


this 


event 


the Marlcet 


Street Transit 


Art Program. S 


ponso 


involve un 


derwriting some 


of the cost of 


t}ie p 


including 


a sound stage and piiblLci 


t >- . C 


ommis 


moved approval to pro\ide 


$1,900 to 


sponsei^ th 


Rap contes 


t contingent upon permission to 


use 


the Parks 


and Recreation D 


department 


Commissi 


Bains seconded the motion. 


It was 


so mov 


ed. 


Committee 


reminded staff t 


o be sure 


that 


credi 


to tlie Ai't 


s Commission for 


■ its co-s 


p o n s o !■ 


ship . 



t of the 
to be held 
Earth- 
ing an 

inners would 
The Arts 
as part of 
r s h i p \<o u 1 d 
rog ram , 
sioner Heaiy 
e Ecology 
the site by 
oner Mesa- 
The 
t be given 



X. 



Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Howard Street 



Tonia Macneil in 
their i-e quest, 1 
meet with the Co 
identified. She 
project manager 
obtain answers t 
questions regard 
proposal present 
on June 17. J i 1 
cooordinate cale 
week and set up 
Street proposal. 



formed the Committee that in lesponse to 
lie CAO's project manager' would be happy to 
mmissioners once a proposal had been 

said that staff had met with the CAO's 
and technical manager and Germaine V.'ong to 
o the candidates' budget and teclinical 
ing the site. II was agreed that tlie 
at ions would take place from 1 to 6 p.m. 
i Manton and Toriia Macneil will 
ndars for- tlie many meetings scheduled that 
a meeting for the final \otc on tiie Ilowafd 



XI. Collections 



A i rpor t 



Susan Pontious ga\"e the Commit lee an update on the status 
of the Robert li-win sulpture. Cost of the remo\al of the 
first part of the sculpture \^'as $14,000. Removal of the 
remaining part is estimated at $20,000. Staff is v.oiking 
to be sure that the decisions and process do not 
contradict the Califoinia Ai^t Preservation Act. If tlie 
work cannot be repaired or reinstalled, the City's Risk 
Manager, Keith Gi.ajKl, says he belies-es it is justified to 
make a claim for the current marlvet \alue of the piece. 



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The con.ser\a toi- ' s leport shows tha 
to the pieco Lhaii was originally o 
pi'ox'idcd the Coniiii 1 1 t er \r i t h a sLiu 
repoft on the pi-oposed tepnii- anci 
sculptuie. Tlie lepoit staled that 
reinforcing the stjengt.li of the \e 
be suff jcient lo guai-aiiLee tlie str 
sculpture in anothoT- major earthqn 
request, Commissioner Healy moved 
$880.00 to John Burke for the cons 
damage Lo tlie sculpture. Commissi 
It was so moved. The Committee ex 
Pontious for her fast and thorougli 



t t 


bvi 


ftu 


re i 


th 


r- 1 i 


uc t 


ake 


to 


erv 


one 


p I- e 


ha 



hei-e is more damage 

ous. Susan Pontious 

i-al eng i neei' ing 

f o 1- c; e m e n t of t h ^..^ 

e proposed method of 

cal panels wouJd not: 

u r- a 1 i n t e g 1- i t y o f 1 1 1 e 

A i staff's 
appro\"e payment of 
ator's leport on 
r LaRocca seconded, 
ssed tlieir thanlcs to 
n d 1 i n g of the c- 1- i s i s . 



XII. Ai't Enrichment 



Embarcadei'o 



Jill Mant.on presented the names of thi'ee finalists 

recommended for the 2nd and King Gateway site: 

Mark diSuvero 

Site, I nc . 

The team of Andrew Ginzel and Kristin Jones 

The artists will attend a project orientation in San 
Francisco scheduled for June 18, 1991 and will recei\e a 
$2500 fee for their proposals. Commissioner Mealy mo\ed 
to approve tlie selection of the tJiree finalists and the 
payment of fees of $2,500 each. Commissioner Boas 
seconded. It was so moved. 

Jill reminded the Commissioners that the three finalist 
teams selected for the Promenade Project will convene in 
San Francisco June 18th for a project orientation to be 
followed by a 2 day design charette. At the conclusion of 
the charette, each team will present their ideas and 
concepts to the Selection Panel, Arts Commissioners and 
the Advisory Panel. 

Jill Manton presented the draft RFQ for the Muni Metj'o 
Portal and Turnabout Project. She explained that tlie 
artist selected will be a member of the design team, 
working with Bechtel engineers to influence the form of 
the tunnel tlie visible interior walls and the retaining 
walls. The artist will be paid $50,000 for up to 1 1/2 
years work. A selection of proposed artists was 
presented, and staff asked the Commissioners for names of 
artists and panelists they \sould recommend. 



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XI I I. Art Enrichment 



Market Street 



Staff reported on the status of the Market Street Art 
Master F^lan. Jill Man ton lias asked the Market Street 
Advisory Panel to give feedback on tlie drafL inasterplaii 
which the team had presentti-d. She sited the ongoing 
problems among team membei-s and the inadequacy of the work 
so far, and asked fox- the Coiiimi ssionei- ' s comiiieiils. Botli 
Commissioners Boas cind Healy recommended tliat staff 
terminate the relationship. Manton noted that the team's 
work had generated good ideas and they had been helpful in 
design work with Bechtel. 



XIV. Art Enrichment 



Tenderloin Recreation Center' 



Jill Manton gave an update of the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center project. Slie said that the opportunity for 
artist's involvement on the design team has changed as the 
building is now being designed on an accelerated schedule 
in accord with the mayor's wishes. Diana Fuller and 
Robert Tobin, Director of Hospitality House, v.ere 
recommended as guest cuiators. 

XV. New Business 

A. New Art Enrichment Projects 

There are a i^umber of small interior renovations coining up 
which were reviewed by the Civic Design Committee, 
including a permanent homeless shelter and a Gi'ove SL. 
Aids clinic. Commissionei- Healy requested staff to pursue 
possible ai't enrichment at those sites and suggested the 
purchase of individual artworks. 



B. New Artist 
Jill Manton pre 
method of ai'tis 
of upcoming pro 
by an open call 
Selection Pane] 
site . The Visu 
agency liaison 
commission for 
art is t se] ec t io 
Ellis-0' FarreLl 
process . Tlie C 



Sel 


ection Process 












sent 


ed tlie staff's proposal 


for' a n e k 




1 se 


J. ection to accomodat 


e the iai-ge 


numbc r 




jec t 


s . A poo I of art 


ist 


s \v'i 


11 be d 


e^'e J. ope 


A 


for 


a I- 1 i s t s . The \' w 


i 1 ] 


be 


rc-\' i r.Mv-e 


d by a 




who 


U'ilJ j-ecommend a 


small 


number 


f or e a c 


1 


al A 


rts Committee, wi 


th 


advice from 


the 




fi 1 1 d 


pioject architect 


, ^v 


ill 


then n\< 


aid the 




each 


si t e . This meth 


od 


will 


be use 


d for 




n foi' the four upcoming 


park 


ing garages. 




Gai 


age will be pai't 


of 


this 


select 


ion 




omiiii 


ttee agieed to th 


i s 


prop 


osal . 







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C. Joint Meot, ir)g of (^ivic Design and VisuaJ Arts 

(kjmnii LLeo 

It was i-ecommem.led that a Joitit nieeLiiig be held witfi the 
Civic Design Coinmiltee to resolve the issues relating t 
the location of tlie Pioneer- Moniunent. The Committee 
agreed to this recommendaton . 



XVI. Adjournment 

The meeting vcas adjonitied at 5:10 p.m. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Ordered: Approxal of the April 24, 1991 minutes. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

2. Oi'dered: Removal of Item #A from the consent 
calendar . 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of interim payment of $2,000 to 
Jaap Bongers, contingent on studio visit by staff, for 
continuing work on mai'ble floor piece for Richmond Police 
Station . 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Appro\-al to extend FEMA Earthquake Contract 
with Atthowe Fine Arts Services through October, 1991. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval to enter into contract with 
Douglas Hollis for $20,000 foi" consulting services during 
construction period of new Sheriff's Facility and for the 
design and fabrication of interior furnishings for the 

f acil i ty . 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 



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6. Ordered: Approval to pay Biuce Hasson 2 progress 
payments of $7,500 each, roilowing studio \isits by 
Commissioner LaRocca and contingent upon his approval of 
the work as specified in the contract. 

Moved: Commissioner- Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of revised proposal by artist Hung 
Liu for art enrichment in the Esplanade Ballroom of 
Moscone Convention Center, for a total design fee of 
$200,000. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimovis 

8. Oi'ciered: Approval to i-elocate Ro(.lin's Sculpture, The 
Three Shades to the area beneath the skylight in the 
underground gallery of tlie expanded Palace of the Legion 
of Honor, contingent upon relocation expenses being borne 
by sources other than the Arts Commission 

Moved: Commissioneer Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Or-dered: Approval to provide $4,900 to sponser 
Ecology Rap Contest in Justin Herman Plaza on September 7, 
1991 in conjunction with Earth Drama Lab as part of the 
Market Street "seeding" projects, contingent upon 
permission to use the site by the Recreation and Park 
Department . 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. Ordered: To approve payment of $880.00 to John Burke 
for conservator's report on damage to Robert Irwin 
sculpture at San Francisco International Airport. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. Order-ed: To approve the selection of three 
finalists, Mark DiSuvero, Site, Inc. , and the team of 
Kristin Jones and /\ndrew Ginzel, for the Embarcadero 
Gateway Project at 2nd and King Str'eets and tiie payment to 
each team of $2,500 plus additional related expenses for 
the production of maquettes. 

Moved: Commissonei" Healy 
Vote; Unanimous 



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' MONDAY 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Special Meetings 

JUNE 17, 1991/ 
1 : 00 P.M. / 
and 
niUltSDAY, JUNE 20, 1991 
2:00 P.M. 



DOC'JMEMTS dept. 



OR 
kgnos 



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UMISSIONERS 

ora Sklar 
idenf 

1 cy Boos 
J President 

: lon Alley 

: ley Elctielbcum 

' Fowler 

; iel Genera 

■3 Heoty 

: \ Krlken 

:3rt F, LaRocca 

I ilia Mesa-ealns, Pti.D, 

: f. Okamoto 

ileRosekrans 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

r Idents of ftie 
t Arts Museum 
I :ry Commission, 
I ining Commission, 
I reatlon and Park 
: nmlsslon 



CCTOR 

\ re N. Isaacs 



ARTS COMMISSION CONFERENCE ROOM, 25 VAN NESS AVE, SUITE 70 

y/. AGENDA 

Monday, June 17, 1991 
1 P.M. 

1. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE CENTER/HOWARD STREPJT PROJECT 



Meeting of tlie Sele 
Committee and Helen 
proposals by the fi 
outdoor site. Each 
pr'esenLatieni, folio 

Following t 1 le d a y - 1 
artists/teams, tliey 
the site which u'oul 



ction Panel (members of the Visual Arts 
e Fried) to hear presentations of 
\e candidates for the Moscone Center 

team \\ i 1 1 liave 15 minutes for the 
wed by 15 minutes of discussion. 

oiig btjefing attended by the 
were asked to design a worlv of art for 



1. Be substantially feasible; structurally, logistically 
and financially. 

2. Create a sense 
Moscone Conxention 
3 . Ser\ e to unify 
4. Be designed fo: 



of arri\al, of symbolic welcome to 

Cen t el- 
and focus the site. 

V permanence . 



>X3RAMS 

^ Festivals 

I c Art Collection 

I c Design Review 

'J jt>borhood Arts 

' "S Symphtony Concerts 

' lie Art Program 

> et Artists Ucerises 



;<3430 

) e-Local Partnershilp 

1 554-9677 

' louse 

» 554-9679 



Presenter: Tonia ^lacneil; \Msitors: Germaine 
Representatives of interested agencies. 
Presenters: Michael Daxis/team 

Daniel Ma r t i ne z/ t earn 

\' i t o !\ c c o n c i 

Martlia Scliwartz 

E r j c O f r- / t e a m 

II. ADJOURNMENT 



Won: 



* Commlsskjn Gallery 
1 Grove Street 
« 554-9682 




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Thursday, June 20, 199] 
2 P.M. 

I. ART ENRICHMENT: MOSCONE CENTER/HOWARD STREET PROJECT 

Meeting of the Selection Panel to heai- comments of 
agencies and individuals concerned with the site and to 
select a proposal for implementation. 

Presenter: Tonia Macneil; Visitors: Germaine Wong, 
Representatives of interested agencies. 

Staff Fiecommendat ion : To approve one of the five 
proposals presented to the Moscone Center /Howard Street 
Selection Panel and to authoi-ize the director to enter 
into conti^act ^cith a cand i da te/ team for an amount not to 
exceed $500,000. 

II. ADJOURNMENT. 



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3:00 I. Approval of Minutes from May 22, 1991 



AYOR 
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OMMISSIONERS 

jitxara Sklar 
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ancyBoos 
ce President 

smon Alley 

aniey Elchelbaum 

m Fowler 

cinlel Genera 

nne Healy 

)tin Kriken 

3bet1 F. LaRocca 

rrxjila Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

3l Y. Okannoto 

odie Rosekrar» 



< OFFICIO MEMBERS 

residents of the 
ne Arts Museum 
brary Commission, 
tanning Commission, 
ecreation and Park 
iommlsslon 



IRECTOR 
:ialre N. Isaacs 



ROGRAMS 

>rts Festivals 

;Mc Art Collection 

;Mc Design Review 

leighborhood Arts 

OPS Symphony Concerts 

ubilc Aft Program 

treet Artists Ucerues 



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^rts Commlssk>n Gallery 
55 Grove Street 
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3; 05 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



JUN y 1 1991 
SAN mmzi^-o 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



II. Consent Calendar 

A. Extend contract for conservation 
report from Jim Bernstein { Ct . 
?r2890010) through August 31, 1991. 



B. Approve final payment of $1,987.50 
to Jim Bernstein for FEMA 
conservation contract (Ct. #2890004) 

C. Approve extension of Alice Aycock's 
design contract for main library 
through August 31, 1991. 

D. Motion to approve team of Daniel 
Martinez, Renee Petropoulos and 
Roger White for Moscone/Howard 
Street Project. 

Motion to approve request to 
increase maquette fees for the 
Moscone/Howard Street Project Artist 
Teams by an amount not to exceed 
$6,000 per team. 

Approve removal and disposal of 
Robert Irwin's sculptures, 
Black/white Ceremonial Gates, 
Pacific Asian Port of Entry, which 
sustained irreparable damage as a 
result of the 1989 Loma Prieta 
Earthquake; the 2 onyx rocks 
incorporated in the sculptures will 
be stored until such time as they 
they can be incorporated into an 
appropriate City (non-art) project. 

Set July 3 1st as next regular 
meeting foi* t,lie Visual Arts 
Commi t tee . 




3:10 III. Murals: 

A. Horace Washington and Ann Sherry 

B. Edwardo Pineda and Ray Patlan 

3:30 IV. New Langton Arts 

Bruce Tomb and John Randolph: Request for 
endorsement of public art project E)lanned 
for Folsom St. 

3:40 V. New Art Enrichment: 

A. Bayview Police Station: 

Jill Manton; Lt . Tom Suttmeier and 
Peter Wong, architect. 

B. Fire Station #37 

Jill Manton; Bruce Flynn, Bureau of 
Architecture 

C. Fire Station #2 

Jill Manton; Roger Wong 

D. Municipal Parking Garages: 5th & 
Million; Ellis O'Farrell; North 
Beach; General Hospital: 
Tonia Macneil 

Request to approve Selection Panel 
for 4 garages and authorization to 
pay an honorarium of $75 per 1/2 day 
to panelists. 

E. Millbrae Facility Expansion 
Jill Manton; Tonia Macneil 
Introduction of new project; report 
on preliminary discussions with UEB 
and proposed art concept. 

4:20 VI. Bush-Polk Garage 

Tonia Macneil; Bruce Hasson, Kevin 
Hagerty, Gordon Chong and Assoc. 
Presentation of artwork and request for 
approval of color proposed by the 
artist . 
4:30 VII. Gallery 

Ann Meissner 

A. Implications of having Intersection 
for the Arts as a fiscal agent. 



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B. Gallery budget and programming for 
next calendar year 

C. Presentation of artists for 
concurrent solo exhibits planned 
August 22-Oct. 3, 1991 

5:00 VIII. Collections: 

A. Pioneer Monument 

Molly Lambert; staff report 

B. Deaccessioning Policies 
Susan Pontious 

Review and comment on policy draft 

5:20 IX. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Jill Manton 

5:30 X. Embarcadero Promenade 

Jill Manton 

A. Selection of artists 

B. Approval of Budget 

5:40 XI. Library 

Jill Manton; Susan Pontious 
Project update 

5:50 XI T. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious; project update 

5:55 XI TI. Airport 

Susan Pontious; project update 

6:00 XIV. Adjournment 



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MINUTES 
^j^/isual Arts Committee Meeting 
i Van Ness Avenue -^Une ^^^1891 

in Francisco, CA 94102 ,^r -^r xr o-u n r\ 

15)554-9671 25 Van Ness, Suite 70 



The Meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m. 



AYOR 
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DMMISSIONERS 

irbora Sktar 
=sident 

jncy Bogs 
:e Pres'dent 

.'rnori Al'ey 

inley Eichelboum 

n Fowler 

3niel Ger^ra 

me Healy 

•hn Kriken 

>bert F. LoRocco 

TX3lla Mesa-Bairc, Ph.D. 

li Y. Okarrxsto 

xiie Rosekrans 



Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy, (Chair) 
Barbara Sklar 
Robert LaRocca 

Staff Present: 

Jill Manton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pontious 

I. Approval of Minutes from May 22, 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve 
Visual Arts Committee of May 22, 1991. 
LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 



POCUWIENTS DEPT. 

JUL 5 1991 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1991 

the minutes of the 
Commissioner 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

asldents of the 
18 Arts Museum 
jrary Commission, 
3nning Commission, 
creation and Perk 
jmmission 



SECTOR 
aire N. Isaacs 



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/Ic Art Collection 

/Ic Design Review 

iighborhood Arts 

'>PS Symphony Concerts 

blic Art Program 

eet Artists Licenses 



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ite-Local Partnership 

5-554-9677 

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5-554-9679 



•5 Commisston Gallery 
5 Grove Street 
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II. Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to extend contract for conservation report 
from Jim Bernstein (Ct. #2890010) through August 31, 1991. 

B. Motion to approve final payment of $1,987.50 to Jim 
Bernstein for FEMA conservation contract ( CT . #2890004) 



C. 



Motion to approve extension of Alice Aycock's design 



contract for Main Library through August 31, 1991 

D. Motion to approve team and proposal concept of Daniel 
Martinez, Renee Petropoulos and Roger White for Moscone 
Center/Howard Street Art Enrichment Project. 

E. Motion to approve request to increase maquette fees 
for the Moscone Center/Howard Street artist teams for an 
amount not to exceed $6,000 per team. 

F. Motion to approve removal and disposal of Robert 
Irwin's sculptures, Black/White Ceremonial Gates , Pacific 
Asian Port of Entry, which sustained irreparable damage as 
a result of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake; the 2 onyx 
rocks incorporated in the sculptures will be stored until 
such time as they can be incorporated into an appropriate 
City (non-art) project. 




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G. Motion to set July 31, 1991 as next regular meeting of 
the Visual Arts Committee. 

Commissioner Healy moved approval of the consent calendar. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded. The vote was unanimous. 

III. Art Enrichment: Fire Station #37 

Bruce Flynn of the Bureau of Architecture presented 3 
schematic concepts for the seismic upgrade and redesign of 
Fire Station #37 on Potrero Hill. The construction budget 
is $1.3 million, and the Art Enrichment budget would be 
$26,000. He asked for the Committee's guidance as to 
opportunities for art enrichment at the site. The sense 
of the Committee is that either of the three schemes would 
be workable for art enrichment and that an artist should 
work on the exterior public facades of the building. The 
project will be presented to the Civic Design Committee in 
July or August. 

IV. Art Enrichment: Fire Station #2 

Clyde Cohen, project manager, and Roger Wong, project 
architect, from the Bureau of Architecture, presented the 
schematic design and model for a new fire station at 
Powell Street in Chinatown. The budget for Art Enrichment 
will be $50,000. The presenters suggested that an artist 
might work on the glass surfaces of the bay windows, 
canopies and light fixtures. The Commission approved this 
concept and suggested that the canopies and light fixtures 
might also be treated as sculptural elements by the 
artist . 

V. Art Enrichment: Bayview Police Station 

Jill Manton and Peter Wong from the Police Department 
presented the project to the Committee. $39,000 is 
allocated for the artwork. Artists will have the 
opportunity to design projects for public areas within the 
building. Areas of focus will be the public lobby, main 
entry and the community meeting rooms. The selection 
panel will consist of the Visual Arts Committee with 
participation from the Police Department (Lt. Suttmeier) 
and Peter Wong from the Bureau of Architecture. A guest 
artist/community member will be invited to participate in 
the selection process as well. Jill Manton suggested Joe 
Sam or Dewey Crumpler as possible community 

representatives. She noted that outreach has been done to 
community groups in the neighborhood. 



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VI. Mural Resource Center: 1250 Eddy Street 

Horace Washington and Anne Sherry will create a tile and 
paint mural in the courtyard of the building at 1250 Eddy 
Street. The theme is international plants, which will be 
painted on the ground floor walls to a height of 12' . 
Children from the Head Start Program in the building will 
create flower designs for inclusion in the mural. The 
project is scheduled to begin in the next two months. 
Commissioner Healy moved approval of the concept and 
design. Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

VII. Mural Resource Center: 24th Street at Balmy Alley 

Eduardo Pineda and Ray Patlan will create a mural on a 
100' long wall at 24th Street between Balmy Alley and 
Harrison. The mural will begin at 4 1/2' , above a tile 
wall, and rise to a height cf 11' . The mural is dedicated 
to children and is about children playing. Commissioner 
Healy moved approval of the concept and design and 
Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 



VIII. Gallery: Exhibition for August 29-October 3 

Gallery Director Anne Meissner presented slides of the two 
artists proposed for two concurrent solo exhibitions 
beginning August 29. Rudgen Roldan will show bas-relief 
paintings in paint and wax dealing with her family and 
background. Robert Cataluschi will create a large-scale 
work using wood, translucent materials and projections. 
Commissioner Healy recommended that the artists be in 
separate rooms in order to mitigate the difference in 
scale, and moved to approve the artists for the August 29 
exhibition. Commissioner Sklar seconded. It was so 
moved . 

IX. Public Request: New Langton Arts 

Renny Pritikin of New Langton Arts and artists Bruce Tomb 
and John Randolph presented the artists proposal for a 
work of art to be installed in the gallery and on Folsom 
Street in October. The gallery has received a $10,000 NEA 
grant to fund the project, which is described as an 
acknowledgment of Folsom Street's "freeway" quality. 
Heavy metal construction plates will be laid on the street 
with pressure sensitive equipment and pneumatic pumps 
beneath. The action of cars crossing the plates will 
generate air pressure which will be stored to activate a 
sculpture within the gallery. The gallery and artists 
requested the Arts Commission's endorsement of the project 



VAC-MIN626.91-twm Page - 3 



and help in guiding them through the City approval 
process. The Commission urged the artists to address the 
possibility of danger to pedestrians and directed staff to 
help the artists with City approvals as possible. 
Commissioner Healy moved to endorse the project and 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 



X. Art Enrichment: Municipal Parking Garages 

Tonia Macneil presented the time line for the selection of 
artists for the Parking Garages and a list of potential 
panelists and alternates for the Selection Panel. The 
proposed panelists are: Peter Phau , Rebecca Solnit, Hung 
Liu, Peter Richards and John Woodall. Commissioner Healy 
recommended Martha Heavenston. Commissioner Sklar was 
appointed Committee liaison. The selection panelists 
will receive an honorarium of $75.00 per day for their 
time. Commissioner Healy moved approval of the Selection 
Panel, Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 

XI. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Howard Street 

Tonia Macneil requested that the Commission authorize the 
Director to enter into a design development contract with 
the team of Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulos and Roger 
White for the Moscone Center/Howard Street Art Enrichment 
project for an amount not to exceed $50,000. Commissioner 
Healy moved to approve the request. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

XII. Art Enrichment: Bush-Polk Parking Garage 

Artist Bruce Hasson presented one of the completed panels 
for the grillwork for the Bush-Polk Parking Garage. All 
of the panels have been cast and the screens are in the 
process of fabrication. The Committee complemented him on 
the results. The artist requested that the panel approve 
the unpainted aluminum surface for the grillwork. He will 
conduct a test of the panels to determine whether sealing 
with a clear sealant will be necessary, and return to the 
committee to give a report. Commissioner LaRocca moved to 
approve the unpainted aluminum surface. Commissioner 
Sklar seconded. It was so moved. 

XIII. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero Promenade 

Jill Manton explained the three proposals which had been 
presented to the Selection Panel following a charette for 
the Embarcadero Promenade project. The Selection Panel 
recommended the team of Vito Acconci, Stanley Saitowitz 
and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. The budget for the 



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design and implementation of the artwork on the South and 
North sections of the Promenade is $600,000. Funding for 
the middle section will be obtained from another source. 
During general discussion, the Commissioners noted 
problems presented by the tilt of the light fixtures and 
the troughs, and asked that these be addressed before 
granting final approval for implementation. Commissioner 
Healy moved to approve the team and conceptual proposal of 
Acconci, Saitowitz and Solomon, contingent upon resolution 
of financial, safety, construction and maintenance issues. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

XIV. Art Enrichment: Market Street 

Jill Manton asked the Committee to approve payment of 
$1500 to Earl Gee to create new designs for the Market 
Street Bus Shelters. Commissioner LaRocca made the 
motion, Commissioner Healy seconded. It was so moved. 

XV. Gallery: Fiscal Agent 

Anne Meissner informed the Committee of the Gallery's 
arrangement with Intersection for the Arts as fiscal agent 
and explained the consequences of the relationship. 

-A 10% fiscal agent fee will be taken for each grant 
received. This money cannot be taken from the grant 
itself, but must come from some other source. 

-The Gallery no longer has access to the non-profit 
bulk mail postage rate available through the former 
Friends of the Arts Commission. The new postage rate, for 
bulk mailing, is twice as expensive as previously. 

-All mail must now bear the return address of 
Intersection . 

-Publicity for programs such as City-Site must now 
acknowledge the sponsorship of Intersection. 

-Funding sources will now view the Gallery as one of 
Intersection's sponsored projects, and will assess the 
Gallery's request in competition with other Intersection 
requests . 

Commissioners recommended that the Gallery's address be 
prominently displayed next to Intersection on all 
mailings . 

XVI. Gallery: Budget and Programming 

Anne Meissner presented the Gallery's revised budget for 
1991-1992. She explained that the budget was severely 
constrained because the California Arts Counsel had denied 
the Gallery's request for $20,000 for the new fiscal year. 
This news was received in mid-June. The grant was denied 



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because the CAC panel felt that ongoing programming should 
be covered by municipal, rather than state funding. 

The budget has now been cut to a minimum. Artists will 
now receive only $400.00 as an honorarium. The printing 
budget is much lower, and the budget for the outdoor lot 
has been reduced from $9000.00 per project to $6,500.00. 
Expenses for 1991-1992 exceed income by $9,600.00. 

Discussion followed concerning ways and means of balancing 
the budget. Meissner stressed that the Gallery would 
continue to seek funding from private organizations. She 
presented a number of alternative solutions to the current 
crisis. Commissioners made several suggestions to 
increase revenues and decrease expenditures, including: 
-Hold an exhibition of Commission collection or public art 
projects . 

-Extend length of exhibitions, so that there are fewer 
exhibitions per year. 

-Use the City-Site lot at Christmas time as a Christmas 
Tree lot to auction off artist-designed Christmas trees. 
-Hold the Pops Concert Opening Night Reception at the 
Gallery, with proceeds contributed to the Gallery's 
overhead. 

XVII. Art Enrichment: Administrative Fees 

Jill Manton asked the Committee to approve an increase in 
the amount of administrative fees for 1990-1991 for Art 
Enrichment projects, pending authorization of the Board of 
Supervisors and permission of the respective project 
agencies. Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve an 
increase of from 10 to 20%. Commissioner Healy seconded 
the motion. It was so moved. 

XVIII. Collections: Pioneer Monument 

Molly Lambert, acting Collections Manager and Civic Design 
coordinator, reported on a recent informational 
presentation to the Planning Commission by the project 
architects of the New Main Library. She noted that the 
issue of ethnic insensitivity regarding the Pioneer 
Monument should be considered carefully in the discussion 
of options for moving the monument well before any action 
is taken by this Committee. 

XIX. Collections: Deaccessioning Policy 

Susan Pontious presented a draft of the new deaccessioning 
policy developed in response to the emergency removal of 



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the Robert Irwin sculpture at the San Francisco 
International Airport. She noted Lhat the changes are 
additions to the existing policy. 

XX. Art Enrichment: Market Street Art in Transit 

Jun Jalbuena, subcontractor to the Market Street Art 
Master Plan team, requested that the Commission authorize 
staff to develop a separate contractual relationship with 
him with an extended deadline and additional funding. He 
explained that he had done much of the work on the project 
himself, and wished to continue working on the project 
separately from the team. Jill Manton explained that last 
week, after reviewing a draft of MP prepared by Jun, 
she expressed her willingness to work with Jun through the 
Delancy Cochran Contract, but explained that she as a 
representative of the Commission would have editorial 
control and that no time or financial charges could be 
made. Jun did not accept the conditions. The Committee 
acknowledged the hard work and diligence of Jun and stated 
that the Commission was not involved with his contract 
with the prime contractor. It was unfortunate that he did 
not receive a greater fee; but they could not authorize a 
new contract with Jun. The Committee did not approve the 
request . 

Commissioner LaRocca commented on the billboard proposals, 
remarking that he felt that responses to the billboards 
would be limited and that staff should consider use of 
newspaper, L.E.D. signs and subway posters as well. 

XXI. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero 

Jill Manton reported on a meeting between herself, Margie 
O'Driscoll and Rudy Nothenberg concerning funding for the 
Embarcadero Promenade project. The CAO agreed to a total 
art enrichment expenditure of $1.4 million, for the north 
and south segments of the Promenade and an administrative 
budget of $150,000. 



XXII. Art Enrichment: New Public Library 

Jill Manton and Susan Pontious reported on their 
discussions with Lothar Baumgarten about his fees for the 
project. After lengthy discussion, they asked the artist 
what he would be able to accomplish for the $100,000 fee. 
His reply has not yet been received. Susan Pontious 
passed on the request of Anne Hamilton to include her 
collaborator, Anne Chamberlain, as an equal partner in the 
next design contract. The Committee reminded Pontious 



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that the reason for the current contractual relationship 
was to be sure that the creative input on the project came 
from Anne Hamilton, rather than both artists. The 
Committee denied the request. 

XXIII. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious requested that Hilda Shum be able to work 
with a collaborator who would paint Shum's designs on the 
columns she has proposed for the Skilled Mental Health 
Facility. The Committee agreed to her request. 

XXIV. ADJOURNMENT 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of the May 22, 1991 minutes. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote; Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval to extend contract for 
conservation report from Jim Bernstein ( CT . #2890010) 
through August 31, 1991. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of final payment of $1,987.50 to 
Jim Bernstein for FEMA conservation contract (Ct. 
#2890004) 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Approval of extension of Alice Aycock's 
design contract for main library through August 31, 1991. 
Move: Commisioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of team and proposal concept of 
Daniel Martinez, Renee Petropoulos and Roger White for the 
Moscone Center/Howard Street Art Enrichment Program. 
Move: Commisioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval of increase in maquette fees for 
the Moscone Center/Howard Street Project to an amount not 
to exceed $6,000 per team. 

Move: Commisioner Healy 



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Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval to remove and dispose of 
Robert I rwi n ' s sculptures, Bluck/Whi te Ceremonial Gates, 
Pacific Asian Port of Entry, which sustained irrepeirable 
damage as a result of the 1989 Loma Pi^ieta Earthquake; the 
2 onyx rocks incorporated in the sculptures v;ill be stored 
until such time as they can be incorporated into an 
appropi'iate City (non-art) project. 

Move: Commisionez" Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. Approval of vTuly 31, 1991 as the next regular meeting 
of the Visual Arts Committee. 

Move: Commisioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Approval of mural proposal on the theme of 
international plants by Horace Washington and Anne Sherry 
for a paint and tile mural in the courtyard of the 
building at 1250 Eddy Sti-eet. 

Move: Commisioner Healy 
Vole: Unanimous 

,10. Approval of mural proposal by Eduardo Pineda and Ray 
Patlan for a inural dedicated to children at 24th Street 
between Balmy Alley and Harrison. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. Api^roval of artists liudgen Roldan and Robert 
Cataluschi for concurrent solo exhibitions at the Arts 
Commission Gallery from Aiigust 29 to October 3, 1991. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

12. Endorsement of New Langton Ai'ts project by artists 
Bruce Tomb and John Randolph. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. Approval of members and cilterniites of the Selection 
Panel for the 4 Municipal Parking Garages. The panelists 
are Peter Phau , Rebecca Solnit, Hung Liu, John Woodall, 
Peter Richards and Martha Heavenston and a\ithorizat ion t,o 
pay an honorariiun of $75.00 pei- day to each panelist. 
Moved: Commissi onei- Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



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14. Aiitlioz'izat ion to the iJij'ector to enter into a design 

development contract with the artists Daniel Martinez, 

Renee Petropoiilos and Roger V/hite for the Moscone 

Center/Howard Sti-eet project for an amount not to exceed 

$50 ,000 . 

Moved: Coriimiss loner Healy 

Vole : thian inions 

If). Approval of the uripainted aluminum surface for the 

grill work at Busli-Fol 1; PaT-liing Garage, as requested by 

artist Bruce llasson. 

M o \' e d : Co ?iun i s s i o n e r h a \l o c c .a 

Vo t e : Unan i ntous 

16. Au l.hoi' iza L i on of Die leaiii of \'ito Acconci, Stanley 
Saitountz and Barbara S lau f f aclier-Solomon to ci'eate a work 
of art for Lhe Embarcadero Pi-oinenade , for a total maximum 
project budget, inclusive of design and implementation, of 
$600,000. 

Moved: ("oinm i ssione i- [lealy 
Vote: Unanimous 

17. Approval of payment of $1,500.00 to artist Earl Gee 
for new poster designs for- tlie Market Street bus shelters. 
Moved: Commissioner Bealy 

Vote: Unan i mo us 

18. Authorization to charge an art enrichment fee 
ranging from 10 to 20?r, for all 1990/1991 projects, pending 
authorization by the Board of Svipervisors and permission 
from t\\e respective ]irojec:t agencies involved. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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^^Visual Arts Committee 
^ Jkily 31, 1991 

<^ 3 p.m. 

Approval of June 26th Minutes 



JUL 5 1991 

SAfi FRANCISCO 



Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of progress payment of 
$1,500 to Jaap Bongers for 
completion of fabrication of artwork 
for Richmond Police Station. 



DMMISSIONERS 

irtxara Sklar 
9fident 

ancy Boas 
ze President 

smon Alley 

aniey Eichelbaum 

Ti Fowler 

jnlel Genera 

ineHealy 

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ibert F. LaRocca 

rxjlla Mesa-Bains, Ph.D. 

il Y. Okarroto 

xdle Rosekrans 



B. Approval of the site in front of 
City Hall currently occupied by the 
reflecting pools (scheduled for 
removal ) as another possible 
relocation site to be considered for 
the Pioneer Monument. 

C. Approval to increase the honorariums 
for the Four Garages Selection 
Panelists by $15 each, for a total 
not to exceed $90 per panelist. 



OFFICIO MEMBERS 

jsldents of the 
le Arts Museum 
irary Commission, 
inning Commission, 
creation and Park 
immisslon 



;ting director 

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3:10 III 



3:40 IV. 



D. Approval of contract extension for 
Shelley Jurs (Richmond Police 
Station) to September 30, 1991. 



Embarcadero 

Jill Manton 
A. Historical & Interpretive Signage 
Project 

Michael Manwaring and Nancey Leigh 
Olmstead; Preliminary presentation 
of Design Concept 



B. Embarcadero Promenade: 
Report 



Status 



San Andreas Water Treatment Plant #2 

Tonia Mcneil 

Presentation of final proposal by artists 

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 



4:15 V. Gallery 

Ann Meissner and Tony Labat 

Proposal for "Faster Pussycat! Kill! 

Kill!" exhibit -- concept and artists. 

4:30 VI. Ellis-O'Farrell Garage 

Tonia Mcneil 

Selection of artist to create a design 

proposal for Ellis-O'Farrell Garage. 



5:00 VII. Moscone/Howard St. 

Tonia Mcneil 

Review of artist's scope-of-work and 

payment schedule. 



5:15 VIII. Market St. Master Plan 

Jill Manton 

A. Text and Design 

B. Seeding Projects 

a. photo series 

b. banner design 

C. Letter from Paul Kos's Attorney 

5:30 IX. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Response from Lothar Baumgarten regarding 
fee proposal and request for additional 
travel expenses 

5:40 X. Kezar Stadium 

Contract extension and modification 

5:45 XI. Firestation #2 

Susan Pontious 
Prospectus 

5:50 XII. Committee Business 

A. Set standing meeting dates 

B. Mural Project Approvals: 
Recommendation for staff review 

5:55 XIII. Suzanne Lacey 



Request for Commission endorsement of 
Application to National Endowment for the 
Arts to support a book dealing with 
public art issues. 

6:05 XIV. Capp St. Project 

Request for Endorsement of Capp St. 
Project off-site installation at Justin 
Herman Plaza by Morrie Baden. 
Presenter: Susan Miller 

6:15 Adjournment 



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^^^' MINUTES 
^^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
-^ JULY 31, 1991 

The meeting was called to oi-'Ber at 3:10 P •g^.^nm,- 

Commissioners Present: . 

Anne Healy, Chair AU9 Q |pp| 

Nancy Boas 

Baibara SU 1 ar 

Bob LaRocca 

Staff Present: 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director 
Jill Man ton 
Tonia Macneii 
Susan Pontious 
Anne Meissner 



I. Minutes for June 26, 1991 

Commissioner Sklar moved to appro\'e the Committee minutes 
of June 26, 1991. Commissioner Boas seconded. It was so 
moved . 

II. Consent Calendar 

The following items were on the consent calendar: 

A. Approval of progress payment of $1,500 to Jaap 
Bongers for completion of fabrication of artwork for 
Richmond Police Station. 

B. Approval of the site in front of City Hall 
currently occupied by the reflecting pools (scheduled for 
removal) as another possible site to be considered for the 
Pioneer Monuirient . 

C. Apx-)roval to inci-ease the lionorai'i uiiis for the 
Four Garages Selection Panelists by $15 each, for a total 
not to exceed $90 per panelist. 

D. Approval of contract extension for Shelley Jurs 
(Richmond Police Station) to September 30, 1991. 

Commissioner Boas moved approval of the consent calendar. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded. It was so moved. 



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III. Embarcadero 

Jill Manton introduced Michael Manwaring, who presented 
the preliminary design concepts he has developed in 
teamwork with Nancy Leigh Olmstead for the Historical and 
Interpret iv^e Signage Project. Sex era! members of the 
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present to review the proposal: Peg Divine, Martha 
Kettei'er, Leonard Torn, Emiiio Cruz and Stan Reinfeld. 

The team's concept is to tell the story of the Embarcadero 
through signs and stories depicted in embossed bronze 
inlays and porcelain enamel photographs. For the South 
Embarcadero, the tale will be told through a variety of 
bronze inlays incorporating poetry, facts and images, a 
series of six vertical columns depicting events of major 
importance, and two viewer podiums which pose photographic 
images and reminiscences of the former skyline against the 
contemporary reality. 

The design team is in the process of developing a site 
plan to identify the exact location of the signage. The 
site plan will be reviewed as part of the final 
presentation to the Committee. The project's landscape 
architect will develop a plan for imbedding the bronze in 
the sidewalk so as to avoid cracking. 

Commissioner Healy moved for approval of the preliminary 
design concepts and requested that the team submit their 
proposal for further review as part of a 3 phase process. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

Concerning the Promenade Project, Jill Manton reported 
that the structural engineer is concerned about removing 
part of the sea wall. The current plans call for the 
extension of the promenade geographic boundary into the 
marginal wharf which would require Port and DPW approval 
and adds additional costs to the project. In addition, the 
seating as currently designed is almost continuous and 
appears to act as a barrier. The artists need to 
reconsider these issues. Currently they are narrowing and 
refining their scope of work, and as their designs are 
resolved, they will return to the Visual Arts Committee 
for further review. The Commissioners emphasized the 
importance of the Promenade team coordinating their work 
with the Signage artists. 

IV. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto presented the detailed 
proposal for the two-part book project for the San Andreas 
Water Treatment Plant. The Water Department reviewed the 
proposal and indicated it's support in a letter to the 
Arts Commission. The artists will now begin research, 
final design and fabrication of the book and on-site 
installation. They will return to the Committee for 



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additional review at three additional points in the 
project's development. 

The viewer-activated sound system at the installation will 
be a very high quality, low-maintenance system. It will 
be maintained by engineers from the Treatment Plant's 
control room. 

Commissioner Healy moved approvaJ of the final proposal 
and authorization to the director to enter into contract 
for fabrication for an amount not to exceed $50,000. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded the motion. It was so moved. 

IV. Moscone Center/Howard Street Project 

In response to direction by the Arts Commission at it's 
July meeting, staff presented a proposed scope of work and 
fee schedule for Art Enrichment at Moscone Center/Howard 
Street. The Committee approved a schedule of fees in 
relation to the following services to be completed by the 
ai'tists: resolution of text; completion of working 
drawings; budget, maintenance and feasibility studies; 
compliance, if required, with the City's approval process. 
The scope of work is subject to review and revision by the 
City Attorney before a contract can be let. 

Commissioner Healy moved approval of the scope of work in 
relation to fees. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The 
ayes were unanimous. 

Jill Manton read comments concerning tFie project from the 
following citizens: Nikki Rothman, Marie Cliaput , Mrs. 
Corbett. Their comments are available upon request. 

Commissioner Healy asked that the public be infoimed as to 
the source of Art Enrichment funds, tlie Selection process 
and the role of the Arts Commission. 

V. Arts Commission Gallery 

Director Anne Meissner introduced Tony Labat , v>,'ho 
explained the concept and background for an exhibition he 
proposes to curate titled "Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!". 
The exhibit would be installed from October 2 to December 
6, 1991. Mr. Labat presented slides of previous work of 
some of the artists and descriptions of proposed work for 
the show. The Committee asked that he return to their 
next meeting with a detailed description of each artist's 
installation and/or performances. 



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VI. Ellis-O'Farrell Garage 

Tonia Macneii presented the results of the Selection Panel 
meeting for the Municipal Parking Garages which was held 
on Monday, July 29. The Selection Panelists included 
Barbara Sklar, who acted as Commission liaison, art critic 
Rebecca Solnit, architect Peter Pfau, and artists John 
Woodall and Hung Liu. The Panel reviewed the work of 80 
artists and selected 4 semifinal ists for the Ellis- 
O'Farrell garage. 

Short lists have also been developed for two other garages 
and the Committee will be asked to select finalists for 
those projects at a later date. 

Staff asked the Visual Arts Committee to select a finalist 
for the Ellis O'Farrell project, so that tFie artist could 
begin working with the architects and incorporate the new 
designs into working drawings. After viewing slides of 
the four artists, the Committee unanimously approved 
artist Christopher Sproat for the commission. 
Commissioner Boas moved approval of the artist and 
authorization to the Director to enter into contract with 
the Commission for an amount not to exceed $55,000. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VII. Request for Approval of Resolution 

Commissioner Boas asked the Visual Arts Committee to 
approve a resolution requesting that the Smithsonian 
Institute reconsider plans to close the De Young Museum 
site of the Western Regional Office of the Archives of 
American Art. Commissioner Healy moved to approve the 
resolution. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so 
moved . 

VIII. Market Street Master Plan 

Tonia Macneii asked that the Committee approve a contract 
extension for the design team until September 30, 1991. 
Commissioner Healy moved the extension. Commissioner 
LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. Commissioner 
Boas registered her opinion that the phrase selected for 
the billboard project would not have a big impact. 

IX. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported on the progress of contract 
negotiations with Lothar Baumgarten. The artist has 
proposed creating a single piece involving a painted 
phrase on a large semi-circular wall under the central 
skylit cupola. The artist will spend two weeks on the 



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site once the building is complete and do measurements and 
make a template and supervise the painting. He is 
requesting a travel allowance and a per diem during his 
stay in the City in addition to his fee of $85,000. 

In response to questions concerning the scope of work, 
Susan Pontious stated that originally the artist had 
created five or six drawings for various parts of the 
building. The designs are no longer workable because the 
final dimensions and designs of those sites have changed. 
Commissioner Boas moved to approve an additional $10,000 
in travel allowance and per diem for the artist, 
conditional vipon receipt and approval of a drawing 
illustrating his proposal. Commissioner Healy seconded. 
The ayes were unanimous. 

X. Kezar Stadium 

Susan Pontious reported that the gates at Kezar Stadium 
had been installed, but that there was a difference in the 
as-built grade at the site from the grade as planned, so 
that it is possible now to crawl under the gates. The 
situation must be corrected and the cost of the necessary 
changes to the gates will be $2,825.00. The Recreation 
and Parks Department has been informed of the problem and 
asked to reimburse the Commission for the cost of 
modifications to the gates. Commissioner Sklar moved to 
approve modification of the contract with artist Allen 
Fleming, increasing the contract amount by $2825.00, 
contingent upon receipt of a work order of funds from the 
Recreation and Parks Department, for design modification 
of the bottom of the gates at Kezar Stadium and extension 
of the contract through October 31, 1991. Commissioner 
Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 p.m. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1 . Ordered: Approval of the June 26, 1991 minutes. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval of progress payment of $1,500.00 
to Jaap Bongers for completion of fabrication of artwork 
for the Richmond Police Station. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 



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3. Ordered: Approval of the site in front of City Hall 
currently occupied by the reflecting pools { scheduled for 
removal ) as another possible site to be considered for the 
Pioneer Monument. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Approval to increase the honorarium for the 
Four Garages Selection Panelists by $15 each, for a total 
not to exceed $90 per panelist. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of contract extension for Shelly 
Jurs (Richmond Police Station) to September 30, 1991. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval of design concepts as presented by 
Michael Manwaring and Nancy Leigh Olmstead for the 
Historical and Interpretive Signage project. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of design proposal for the San 
Andreas Water Treatment Plant Expansion #2 and 
authorization to the Director to enter into a fabrication 
contract with artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins 
for an amount not to exceed $50,000. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Approval of artist Christopher Sproat to 
design, fabricate and install a work of art for the Ellis- 
O'Farrell Garage and authorization to the Director to 
enter into contract for an amount not to exceed $55,000. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Approval of Design Development contract 
payment schedule in relation to fees for the Moscone 
Center/Howard Street project. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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10. Ordered: Approval of resolution requesting that the 
Smithsonian Institute reconsider plans to close the 
Western Regional Office of the Archives of American Art. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

11. Ordered: Approval of contract extension for the 
Market Street Master Plan until September 30, 1991 for 
administrative purposes. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

12. Ordered: Approval of up to $10,000 for travel and 
per diem for Lothar Baumgarten in addition to the design 
fee of $85,000. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. Ordered: Approval of contract modification for Allen 
Fleming increasing contract by $2825.00, contingent upon 
receipt of a work order of funds from the Recreation and 
Parks Department, for the design modification of the 
bottom of the gates at Kezar Stadium and extension of 
contract through October 31, 1991. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 



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SPECIAL JOINT SESSIt5N: VISUAL ARTS AND CIVIC DESIGN 
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REGULAR^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
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Joint Committee Agenda: 



3:00 I. 



Review of Embarcadero Promenade Art 
Project 

Presentation by Barbara Stauffacher 
Solomon and Stanley Saitowitz 



Regular Visual Arts Committee 



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35 



I. 



II. 



Approval of July 31 Minutes 

Consent Calendar 

A, Approval $68,000 contract increase 
for Michael Manwaring for work 
specified under Phase II of the 
Ebarcadero Historical and 
Interpretive Signage contract. 



DOCUMENTS r>6S*T. 



D. 



Approval of $5,000 Progress Payment 
to Shelley Jurs upon 50% completion 
of art work for Richmond Police 
Station. 

Authorization to make final payment 
of $3,500 to artist Jaap Bongers 
upon completion of installation of 
art work for Richmond Police 
Station. 

Authorization to 1) extend Jim 
Bernstein contract #2870010 through 
Nov. 30, 1991 and 2) to extend Jim 
Bernstein contract #2890010 through 
Nov. 30, 1991 and increase by 
$1,987.50 to cover the balance of 
conservation work at SFIA; and 
approve final payment on this 
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E. Approval of Gail Reed, Director of 
Bayview Opera House as a voting 
member of the Artist Selection Panel 
for the the Bayview Police Station. 

F. Motion to formalize Arts Commission 
Policy to seek input and advice on 
Art Enrichment Projects from 
appropriate City Departments in the 
evaluation of project proposals 
relative to safety issues, 
maintenance, and seismic and 
engineering requirements. 

G. Motion to rescind $3,500 from 
contract with Delaney and Cochran, 
which was to habe been expended for 
bill board and poster design, 
because these items have been 
officially deleted from the Design 
Team's scope of work. 

3:40 III. Artist Initiated Projects 

A. "Clouds of Witness", mural project 
by Susan Cervantes, Selma Brown and 
Ron Goodman, proposed for Ingleside 
Community Center. 

B. "Plume" by John Ammirati, charcoal 
land drawing proposed for 
Candlestick Point State Recreation 
Area, with small projection on one 
block section of Hawes Street 
between Van Dyke and Underwood. 

C. "Goddess of Democracy"; Thomas Marsh 
Appioval of pedastal material and 
color 

4; 00 IV. Vallejo St. and Hospital Parking 

Garages 

Guest: Kevin Haggerty, Dept. of Parking 
and Traffic 
Artist Selection 

4:30 V. Muni Metro Portal Turnaround Project 

Panelist recommendations 



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4:35 VI. Market St. 

Review of proposed programming and budget 

4:50 VII. Gallery 

A. Approval of theme, selected artists 
and proposed works for "Faster, 
Faster, Kill! Kill!", or Alternate 
show proposed by Gallery Curator. 

B. Chain Reaction VII, Dec. 20 - Feb. 
15 

5:20 VIII. Moscone/ Howard St. 

Project update 

5:30 IX. Library 

A. Alice Aycock proposal 

B. Lothar Baumgarten fee and proposal 

5:45 X. San Andreas I 

Presentation of example photographs to be 
installed in various water Department 
of f i ces . 

XI. For Information Only: 

A. Emarcadero Gateway: 
Presentation of Finalists: Monday, 
Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

B. Richmond Police Station: 
Building dedication: Wed., Sept. 18 
at 11:15 a.m. 

C. New Sheriff's Facility: 

Ground breaking: August 29, 11 a.m. 

D. Airport Art Steering Committee 
Mi tni tes 

5:55 XII. Old Business 

6:00 Adjourninent 



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Commissioners Present: 

Anne Heaiy 
John K i^ i k e n 
Barbara Skiar 
Nancy Boas 
Bob LaRocca 
Rai Okamoto 

Staff Present: 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director 
Jill Man ton 
Tonia Macneil 
Susan Pont ions 



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I. Review of Embarcadeirro Promenade 

Jill Manton introduced Stanley Saito 
S tauf f acher-So 1 oinon , menibors of the 
Vito Acconci, for the Embarcadero Pr 
Saitowitz and Solomon described and 
their revised proposal, which involv 
5 ft. wide line of contrasting pavin 
length of the southern end of tiie Pr 
line will be a series of variously c 
seats, ramps and stairs, which would 
into the sidewalk. Like i-ocks at th 
inhabit and use the structures for d 
The height or depth of the structure 
of 30" and the width would be consis 
bollards would be i-eplaced with rais 
concrete 6" in heiglit, thus creating 
language and preserving the clear, f 
the expanse of water. In order to 
presence of the water, where it is v 
poles would lean at an angle. The s 
which tliey would lean would be detem 



Project 
witz and Barbara 
Design Team along witli 
omenade Project, 
showed drawings of 
es a clearly defined, 
g material running the 
omenade. Along the 
ombined elements: 

rise above or intrude 
e beach, people would 
liferent purposes, 
s wo\ild be a maximum 
tently 5'. Planned 
ed 5' square slabs of 

a consistent minimal 
lat line created by 
aclcnowledge the 
isible, street lamp 
pecific degree to 
ined by city codes. 



The Joint Committee expressed the following concerns: 

1. The below-grade areas represent a safety hazard. 

2. All safety issues sliould be carefully studied. 



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3. The team should clearly understand and anticipate the 
future planned uses of the marginal wharf and how 
their proposed art project will relate to them. 

4. Unforeseen changes in use may occur. The design 
should be fJexible and modular in order to 
accommodate an unknown future. 

5. The rationale for the leaning lamp posts is unclear. 
If there is not a strong pattern and rationale, they 
will appear to be a mistake. Currently the concept 
of a "Cliain of Light" is meant to provide a strong 
visual continuity along the Embarcadero. 

Additionally it was suggested that the bollards be at 
least 12" high and that the line element at the west end 
of the Promenade emphasize a route into Rincon Park rather 
than toward downtown. 



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Commissioners Present 

Anne Healy - Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Barbara Sklar 
Robert LaRocca 



IMISSIONERS 

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Joanne Chow Kinship, Diiector 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontious 
Tonia Macneil 
Anne Meissnei- 

I. Minutes for July 31, 1991 

Commissioner Sklar moved to appro\'e the Committee minutes 
of July 31, 1991. Commissioner Boas seconded. It was so 
moved . 



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II. Consent Calendar 

The following items wei-e on the consent calendar: 

A. Approval of $68,000 contract increase for 
Michael Manwaring for \>-ork specified under Phase II of the 
Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage contiact. 



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jral affairs 

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B. Appro\'al of S5,000 progress Payment to 
Shelley Jurs upon 50% completion of art work for Richmond 
Police Station. 



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C. Authorization to make final payment of 
$3,500.00 to artist Jaap Bongers upon completion cf 
installation of art work for Richmond Police Station. 

D. Authorization to 1) extend Jim Bernstein 
contract #2870010 through November 30, 199 1 and 2) t'l 
extend Jim Bernstein conti-act #2890010 Ihiougli No\oml:)er 
30, 1991 and incieasf^ by $1,987,50 to cover balance o i' 
conservation wor); at SFIA; and approve final payment on 
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E. Approval of Gail Reed, Director of Bayview 
Opera House as a voting member of the Artist Selection 
Panel for the Bayview Police Station. 

F. Motion to formalize Arts Commission Policy 
to seek input and advice on Art Enrichment Projects from 
appi'opriate City Departments in tiie evaluation of project 
proposals relative to safety issues, maintenance, and 
seismic and engineering requirements. 

G. Motion to rescind $3,500 for contract with 
Delaney and Cochran, which was to have been expended for 
bill board and poster design, because these items have 
been officially deleted from the Design Team's scope of 
work. 

Item F. was removed from the consent calendar at the 
request of Commissioner Boas. Commissioner Sklar moved to 
approve the consent calendar as amended. Commissioner 
Boas seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

III. Artist Initiated Project: Mural 

Artist Susan Cervantes presented the proposed mural design 
by herself, Selma Brown and Ron Goodman entitled "Clouds 
of Witness" to be painted on the upper wall of the gym at 
the Ingleside Community Center. The mui-ciJ includes 
portraits of African and African-American historical 
figures. The primary users of the gym will be African 
American youth. Commissioner Healy moved to approve the 
mural as • proposeci . Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes 
were unanimous. 

IV. Artist Initiate(i I'roject: band Drawing 

John Anmiirali presented his proposal foi- a charcoal land 
drawing to be locate<i on Slate property at the Candlestick 
Point State Recreation Area. Ijecciuse a small part of the 
drawing \\/ill protrude onto city property at. llawes Street 
between Van Dyke and Underwood, the artist requested 
permission of tlie Arts Commission. T\\e project has 
alreaiiy been cipproved by tlie Slate of California and DPW . 
It is a teiupor-ary i ns ttil la t i on , made of chat-coal and water 
sprayed on the ground, wliich will wiish awa>- in tlie rain. 
The dates of the pi'oject are September 28 lo ()c:tol)er 27, 
19 91. 

(.Commissioner Healy moved tcj appi'ove the ait i si's request. 
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V. Artist Initiated Project: Goddess of Democracy 

Tom Marsh and Patrick Ljaii presented a slab oi iighliy 
textured Sierra White (iranite, the material proposed for 
the base of the Goddess of Democracy statue to be located 
in Portsmouth Square. Commissioner Healy nioved to accept 
the material as proposed. Commissioner Slclar seconded. 
It was so m o %■ e d . 

VI. Visual Arl,s Committee Policy: Artist initiated 
Projects 

Commissioner Healy requested that the^ Committee consider- a 
new policy in regard to approval of art is t initiated 
proposals sucfi as muraJs and ottier non-Commission 
generated projects. She suggested tliat api'roval could be 
obtained by staff review only, witii only problematic 
proposals brouglit to the Committee. On a motion by 
Commissioner Healy, seconded by Commissioner Sklai", the 
Committee unanimously agreed to the new poli.cy. 

VII. Municipal Parking Garages: Vailejo Street and 
New Hospital Garages 

Tonia Macneil presented slides of tiie six semi- final i sts 
for the Municipal Parking Garages. The semi- final ists 
are: Beliz Brothers, Anne Chamberlain, Sue-Chen Hung, B.J. 
Krivanek, Vicki Scuri and Al Wong. The art enrichment 
budget for the \allejo Str/eet Garage is $5(),(.)00, and for 
the HospitaJ Garage is 580,000. Tiie Commission selected 
artist Anne Chamberlain for the Ho s j.") i tal Garage and Sue- 
Chen Hung for the \alJ''\jo (iarage. Commissioner Boas moved 
to approve the selection. Commissioner Sklar- seconded. 
The ayes weie unanimous. ' 



VIII. 

Gallery 
curator 
Kill! Ki 
month ' s 
for re\'i 
the arti 
been mai 
La Rocca 
exh ibi ti 
physical 
artists 
Mr. Laba 
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resented in the 
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T o n >• L n bat , 
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al made at last 

and was ready 
description of 
exhibition harl 
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sli to enter into 
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seconded . The 



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ayes were iinanimous. Commissioner Boas stated that she 
did not intend offense to the curator by her questions and 
that Tony Labat is held in great i-espect as an important 
ar-t ist . 

Meissner tlien presented an alternate exhibition for the 
same time period. She showed slides of mult i -media pieces 
by Toi Hoang' , a Vietnamese boat person, and xeroxes of 
work by two other artists. The Committee asked that the 
Gallery Director show slides of other artists' work before 
the monthly Arts Commission meeting on September 4. The 
exhibition V\/ill run from October 24 to December 6, 1991. 
The Commissioners expressed their interest in the 
development of this concept. 

Meissner reminded the Commissioners of the Gallery opening 
on Thursday evening, August 29. 

"Chain Reaction VII" is scheduled for December 20 through 
February 15. Director Meissner proposed that the format 
for selection of artists be changed and offered two 
alternatives. Commissioner Healy moved to appiove the 
concept of the Chain Reaction Exhibition, Commissioner 
Sklar seconded. The ayes were unanimous. The Committee 
will review the selection process at the next regular 
monthly meeting. 

IX. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Jill Manton introduced Eleanor Beaton, who has been 
working as Jill's assistant on the Market Street Art in 
Transit Program. Eleanor explained the "seeding" projects 
which have been de\ eloped to introduce the program and 
informed Commissioners as to their progress: 

1. The Eco-Rap concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. on 
September 7, 1991 in Justin Hei-iiian Plaza. The completed 
poster was displayed for the Committee's information. 

2. The bus shelter poster series which will feature 
the public ai^t quest i ona i I'le is about to begin. The first 
poster ai-e at the printers aiui will be installed in about 
two weeks . 

3. The logo for the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program has been de\'eloped cind was shown to the Committee. 



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4. The first, two competitions for temporary 
projects are in process. The deadline is August 29, 1991 
A screening of applicants will be held in late September. 

Jill Manton reported on the status of the long-teim 
permanent projects. The Castro Tiieai re Organ Pro.ject is 
moving forward. The Commission has t)een given permission 
by the theatre to study t lie sound engineering issues 
related to implementation, and staff is working to 
identify a sound engineer for the task. Artist Bill 
Font ana has been r-ecommende(i by a number of different 
sources as the most qualified person. 



The Marlvet Street Art Master Plan will 
on September 6 . 



go to the printer 



Staff is 


beginning to announce various permanent projects 


inclviding 


tlie bookcase design and poetry in the sidewalk. 


It is hop 


ed that there will st ill be an opportunity to 


rotate th 


e posters at Gannett. TJiere will be a temporary 


pro.ject a 


t the Embarcadero site. Manton requested 


approva 1 


of a $50,000 budget for 6 months of seeding 


projects 


and the first tFiree years of permanent projects. 


The total 


funding available for Market Street is $300,000, 


and it is 


expected that once the impact of the program is 


felt it will be possible to raise more money. The 


Commit tee 


had no problem with either the projects proposed 


or the bu 


dget, but declined to take action stating that 


the Direc 


tor should re\ lew this relative to other 


budgetary 


issues and plans. 


X. 


Muni Metro Portal Turnaround Projec;t 


Jill Mant 


on requested that the Committee identify four 


panelists 


and a Commission liaison to make up a Selection 


Panel for 


the Muni-Metro Portal Project. An artist will 


be hired 


to worlc directly with Bec}itel engineers over a 


period of 


one and one-half years to design the above- 


ground st 


ructure. The design fee for the project is 


$50,000, 


and additional fees will be paid if the artist is 


involved 


in form or fabrication work on tiie project. 


The Commi 


ttee selected Cathy Simon, Jessica Cusick, Toby 


Levy and 


Patricia Ra\'arra as panelists, and Nancy Boas as 


the Commission liaison. Commissioner Healy moved to 


approve the panel and Commissioner Sklar seconded. The 


ayes wei-e 


unanimous . 



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Page 



XI. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious presented Alice Aycock's revised proposal 
for the library. The piece involves two main parts, a 
spiral staircase leading from the fourth to the fifth 
floors and a hanging element abo\e . The matei-ials will be 
stainless steel, glass and aluminum. A rearrangement of 
furniture and stack units will be necessary in order to 
accommodate the artwork, and the architects have 
volunteered to develop a revised furnishing plan. Project 
architect Cathy Simon stated her support of the artist's 
proposal, saying that ttie piece acts as a counterpoint to 
the rectilinear design of the building. Cost of the 
project is expected to be about $350,000. Pontious 
requested approval of a $3,000 final payment on the 
artist's design contract. Commissioner Sklar moved 
approval of the artist's design and final payment. 
Commissiner Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

Susan Pontious gave background infoj-mation on 
Lothar Baumgarten's current proposal. On February 20, the 
artist presented five ideas for projects, and asked for a 
flat design fee of between $150,000 to $200,000. The 
Committee directed staff to offer a design fee of $85,000, 
and in the meantime two of the sites proposed by the 
artist underwent revisions, so that two of his concepts 
are no longer feasible. In June, the artist met with 
staff in order to further discuss his fees. His request 
for a fee between $150,000 and $200,000 was submitted to 
the Visual Arts Committee, but was denied. However, the 
Committee directed staff to communicate to the artist that 
they would be amenable to one to two proposals for the 
$85,000, rather than five as submitted in February. In 
July Baumgarten sent a revised proposal and asked for an 
additional $10,000 in trcivel and por diem expenses. 
Pontious outlined three jjossible choices at this point: 
1. Accept the proposal; 2. Reject the proposal and 
negotiate for a previous design at the same price; or, 3. 
Allocate more money for one or more new ideas. 

The Committee asked for comments from Cathy Simon, who 
stated that the architects were enthusiastic about the 
artist's interest in the liistory of the design of books in 
western society and also about the simple elegance of his 
designs. The architects are most interested in the 
artist's graphic images dealing withi the proportions of 
the book. 



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A discussion followed concerning appropriate fees in 
relation to design work. C'ommi ss ionei- Boas stated her 
belief that the artjst sfiould be paid moi'e money for 
either the oi-iginaJ designs or new ones. 



It was 


sug 


or igina 


1 f 


expenses 1 


or igina 


I 1 y 


Commiss j on 


designs 


. 


sugges t 


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Commiss 


Ion 


Boas vo 


( ecJ 


the vot 


e . 



gested that tdio ("oiumittee offer the ar-tist the 
oe of $H5,()0() plus $] 0,000 in additional 
or one t <^-> t Jiree oi tlie artist's designs 

pi'oposed in February of 1991. I'he 
ers rexiewed and selected the three possible 
Commissioner Healy moved to appro\'e the 
, and Commiss lone 1 Sklar seconded, 
ei's Healy and Sklar- \oted yes, and '.'omm i '--.s i one r* 

nr>. Commissioner LaRocca had departed Yyr^i'ore 

Ttie motion passed. 



XII. San Andreas Water- Treatment Plant Expansion #1 

PUC photographs wiJl be installed in several Water 
Department offices as a i-esnlt of Exp'ansion #1 Art 
Enrichment funds. Five of the framed photogiaphs were on 
display for the Committee's information and approval. 
Commissioner Boas moved to approve the photographs for 
installation. Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 



XIII. Mos 

Jill Man ton a 
public hearin 
that the Civi 
at a special 
concerns woul 
along with a 
process . A m 
of staff time 
through an en 
made aware of 
associated wi 
decision as t 
The Committee 
artists the o 
they decide n 



cone Center/H 

sked the Comm 
g with the Mo 
c De^sign Comm 
meeting on Fr 
d be passed o 
description o 
ajor concern 

and availabi 
vironmental r 

the time , mo 
th theii- prop 
o wjiether to 

asked that t 
pport unity to 
ot to continu 



oward Street 

ittee to set a 
scone art ists . 
ittee would re 
iday , August 3 
n in a letter 
f the Ma.jor En 
to the Commiss 
lity of fundin 
eview. The ar 
ney and succes 
osal in order 
move forward w 
he Man ton ' s le 
make a new pr 
e with the cur 



date f o 
She ex 
view the 
0, 1991 
to the a 
croachme 
ion is t 
g necess 
t i s t s s h 
s factor- 
for them 
ith the 
1 1 e r off 
oposal , 
rent one 



r the 

plained 
proposal 
and their 

rt ists 

nt and EIR 

he amount 

a r y to go 

ould be 

s 
to make a 

project . 

er the 

should 



The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 



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REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Appro\ ai of minutes of July 31, 1991 
Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval of $68,000 contract increase 
for Michael Manwaring for work specified under Phase II of 
the Embarcadero Historical and Interpret i\'e Signage 
contract . 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of $5,000 progress payment to 
Shelley Jurs upon 50% completion of art work for Richmond 
Police Station. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote : Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Authorization to make final payment of 
$3,500 to artist Jaap Bongers upon completion of 
installation of art work at Richmond Police Station. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Authorization to 1) extend Jim 
Bernstein contract #2870010 through November 30, 1991 and 
2) to extend Jim Bernstein contract #2890010 through 
November. 30, 1991 and increase by $1,987.50 to cover the 
balance of conservation work at SFIA; and approve final 
payment on this contract. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval of Gail Reed, Director of 
Bayview Opera House as a voting member of the Artists 
Selection Panel for the Bciyview Police Station. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: To rescind $3,500 fi-om contract with 
Delaney and Cochran, which was to have been expended for 
bill board and poster design. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 



vac-MIN8.91 Page - 10 



8. ()rde!-ed: Approval, of "Clouds of Witness" mural 

concept and dosisin hy Susaji Ce r\antes , Selma Bro^vn and l^on 

Goodman for £?yni of Ino'lesitlo Community (."enter. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



9. 



Ordered: \ppro\al of the projection onto Hav\es 



Street of one part oi 
John Ammirati for the 
Area . 

Moved: Anne HeaLy 
Vote: Unanimous 



a cliarr-oal land drawing "Plume", by 
Cancilest ic ic Point State Recreation 



10. Ordereti: Api)ro\al of new Committee policy 
regarding art i s t - ini t iated proposals: Proposals will be 
revieweti and approved on staff level and will be brought 
to the Committee only if there is a perceived problem. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

11. Ordered: Approval of sierra ^vhite granite with 
lightly textured surface as the j'edestal material for the 
Goddess of Democracy to be located in Portsmith Square. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

12. Ordered: Appro\al of artist Su-Chen Hung to 
design a work of art for the Vallejo Street parking garage 
and authorization to the Director to enter into contract 
with the artist for an amount not to exceed $50,000. 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

13. Ordered: Approval of artist Anne Chamberlain to 
design a work of art for the Hospital Parking Garage and 
authorization to the Director to enter into contract with 
the artist for an amount not to exceed 580,000. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

14. Ordered: Acceptance of guest curator's 
withdrawal and denial of Arts Commission Gallery proi.>osal 
for exhibition entitled "Faster, Faster, Kill! Kill!". 
Moved: Anne Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



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Page - 11 



15. Ordered: Approval of group exhibit for the Arts 
Commission Galiery for October 24 to December 6, 1991. 
Approval of artist Toi Hoang . 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

16. Ordered: Approval of Chain Reaction VII for 
December 20, 1991 to February 15, 1992. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

17. Ordered: Approval of Cathy Simon, Jessica 
Cusick, Toby Levy and Patricia Ravarra as panelists along 
with Nancy Boas as Commission Liaison for the Muni Metro 
Portal Turnaround Project, and authorization to pay 
panelists an honorarium for their services. 

Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

18. Ordered: Approvcil of Alice Aycock's design 
proposal for works of art within the New Main Library, and 
authorization to make the final payment of $3,000 on her 
design contract. 

Moved: Barbara Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 



19. 



on 



iy. uraerea: Aut 
$85,000 plus $10,000 in 
Baumgarten for one to tui^c v^c^ 
the artist in February of 1991. 
Moved: Anne Healy 
Vote: 2 ayes: Sklar and Healy 
1 nay: Boas 



to pay a design fee of 



Ordered: Aut hor izat ic. ._ ^ _.,, _- _^.. 

^ .. , . in travel expenses to Lothar 

or one to three designs originally proposed b; 

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20. Ordered: Approval of examples of photographs 
and authorization to install in Watei" Department offices 
as part of Art Enrichment for San Andreas Water Treatment 
Plant, Expansion #1. 
Moved: Nancy Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 



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iiB i $ 1991 



Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to make a final payment of 
$9,375 to Alan Fleming for Kezar Stadium 
Gates . 



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B. Authorization to make a final payment of 
$5,000 to Shelley Jurs for architectural 
glass at Richmond Police Station. 

C. Approval to increase the contract with 
Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Solomon and Vito 
Acconci by $15,000 upon submission of working 
drawings for South Embarcadero, thereby 
bringing the total fee for preliminary 
design, design development and working 
drawings to $60,000. 

D. Authorization to make a final payment of 
$3,500 to Delaney and Cochran. 

E. Authorization to extend Carl Cheng's design 
contract for the New Sheriff's Facility 
through Dec. 31 , 1991 

3:10 III. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Mcneil 
Artist Selection 

3:40 IV. Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

Artist selection format for Chain Reaction exhibit 

3:50 V. Firestation #37 

Susan Pontious; Bruce Flynn, Bureau of 

Architecture 

Approval of Art Enrichment Art Program Concept 

4:00 VI. Library 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of Design Development Contract for Alice 

Ay cock . 



ii!^ 



4:10 VII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Screening of 2-I)imensional Work for possible 

purchase 

4:25 VIII. Moscone/Howard St. 

Jill Man ton 

Discussion of procedures/options; new date for 

artists' presentation 

4:35 IX. Market St. 

Jill Manton 

1. Request for an additional payment of $600 to 
Earth Drama Lab for portable toilets required 
by Recreation and Park Dept . for Eco Rap 
concert . 

2. Art in Transit 

Report on next project application cycle 

4:45 X. Embarcadero Plaza Planning Project 

Jill Manton 

Report on RFQ /Selection Process 

4:50 XI. Information 

A. Airport Art Steering Committee Minutes 

B. Reminder of Gateway Artist Presentation: 
Sept. 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

C. Calif. College of Arts and Crafts sponsored 
event: "Mapping the Terrain: The New Public 
Art" at the Museum of Modern Art, Nov. 14th. 

Description of event, reception and staff 
role . 

5:00 Ajournment 



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/^ VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
^ MONDAY, OCT. 7, 1991 
2P.M. 
25 VAN NESS, SUITE 70 

2:00 I. Approval of August 28, 1991 Minutes 



Otfi 1911 

^WrjANCISCO 



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MMISSIONERS 
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iFFICIO MEMBERS 

Idents of the 
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3ry Commission, 
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:reatlon and Park 
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ECTOR OF 
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)GRAMS 

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c Art Collection 

c Design Review 

3hborhood Arts 

'S Symphony Concerts 

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' 554-9677 
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2:05 II. Consent Calendar 

A. Authorization to make a final payment of 
$9,375 to Alan Fleming for Kezar Stadium 
Gates . 

Project complete 

B. Authorization to make a final payment of 
$5,000 to Shelley Jurs for architectural 
glass at Richmond Police Station. 
Project complete 

C. Authorization to make a payment of $3,500 to 
Delaney and Cochran for completion of Master 
Plan. 

F. Authorization to extend Carl Cheng's design 
contract for the New Sheriff's Facility 
through Dec. 31 , 1991 

G. Authorization for Director to enter into a 
Design Development Contract with Alice Aycock 
for $15,000 for further development of her 
proposal for the Main Library. 

Approval of contract for previously approved 
design. Budget includes $2,500 for Artist 
Fees and the balance for engineering , 
technical support and travel. 

H. Approval of final payment to Jim Bernstein 
for contract numbers 2890010 &. 2870010 
(completion of conservation work at Airport). 

I. Request for an additional payment of $600 to 
Earth Drama Lab for portable toilets required 
by Recreation and Park Dept for Eco Rap 
concert (making Art's Commission's final 
payment to Earth Drama Lab a total of 
$2,300) . 



10 III. Gallery 






Anne Meissner 

Proposed artist selection format for Chain 
Reaction exhibit: gallery advisors and Arts 
Commissioners will be asked to invite one living 
artist, working in any artistic discipline^ to 
participate and begin the "chain", 

2:15 IV. Moscone/Howard St. 
Joanne Chow Winship 

Discussion of procedures/options; new date for 
artists' presentation 

2:40 V. Market St. 
Jill Manton 

1. Request to modify contract with Delaney and 
Cochran to provide additional services for 
the distribution of the Market Stree Arts 
Master Plan and the completion and 
coordination of a series of previously 
approved "seeding" events. Contract would be 
extended through Jan 30, 1992 and increased 
by $7,500. 

2. Art in Transit 

Approval of payment of $5,000 to Bill Fontana 
to implement sound sculpture for Castro 
Theatre Organ/Muni Project. 

Project and artist approved previously; final 
approval waiting for Artist ' s fee proposal . 

2:45 VI. Gateway Project 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendation for 
Gateway commission. 

2:55 VII. Promenade Project 

Request direction from Committee as to whether or 
not one of the Promenade artists should make a 
design presentation to Civic Design and Visual 
Arts . 

VIII. Information 

A. Muni-Metro Turnaround Selection Panel is 
scheduled to meet Oct. 16th, at 10 a.m. 

B. The Commission will soon be asked to comment 
upon the possible removal of the Vaillancourt 
Fountain from Justin Herman Plaza as part of 
the development of the new Embarcadero Plaza. 



Legal issues relevant to the Art Preservation 
Act will have to be researched. 



3 : 00 Ajournment 



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Kriken 

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^'MINUTES 
.^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
^ OCTOBER 7, 1991 

The meeting was called to order at 2:10 p.m, 

Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Bob LaRocca 

Staff Present: 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director 

Tonia Macneil 

Susan Pontious 



DOCUIVIENTS DEPT. 
SAii Fi^.fjCi^oO 



I. Minutes for August 28, 1991 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the Committee 
minutes of August 28, 1991. Commissioner Boas seconded. 
It was so moved. 

II. Consent Calendar 

The following items were on the consent calendar: 

A. Authorization to make a final payment of $9,375 
to Alan Fleming for Kezar Stadium Gates. 

B. Authorization to make a final payment of $5,000 
to Shelley Jurs for architectural glass at Richmond Police 
Station. 

C. Authorization to make a payment of $3,500 to 
Delaney and Cochran for completion of Master Plan. 

D. Authorization to extend Carl Cheng's design 
contract for the New Sheriff's Facility through Dec. 31, 
1991. 

E. Authorization for Director to enter into a 
Design Development Contract with Alice Aycock for $15,000 
for further development of her proposal for the Main 
Library. 

F. Approval of final payment to Jim Bernstein for 
contract numbers #2890010 & #2870010 (completion of 
conservation work at Airport). 

G. Request for an additional payment of $600 to 
Earth Drama Lab for Portable toilets required by 
Recreation and Park Dept for Eco Rap concert (making Art's 
Commission's final payment to Earth Drama Lab a total of 
$2,300) . 



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Commissioner Healy moved approval of the consent calendar. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

III. Arts Cominission Gallery 

Susan Pontious outlined Gallery Director Anne Meissner's 
proposal for the selection format for the annual Chain 
Reaction exhibit: gallery advisors and Arts Commissioners 
will be asked to invite one living artist, working in any 
artistic discipline, to participate and begin the "chain". 

Discussion followed concerning the feasibility of the 
proposal in terms of the Commission's objectivity and the 
scale of the exhibit. The Committee acknowledged that the 
concept of a cross-disciplinary exhibition was a good one, 
and suggested that the Gallery Director consider all or 
part of three options: 

In addition to the current advisory panel, 

1 . the Selection Panel could be composed of past Gallery 

advisors 

2. the Director might select panelists from leaders in 

other disciplines 

3. Selected artists could be directed to choose artists 

from other disciplines for their chain. 

IV. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Howard Street 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural Affairs, 
explained that the Commission cannot enter into a design 
and fabrication contract with the artists until their 
proposal has successfully completed the City's approval 
process. The Commission can, however, enter into a 
feasibility study contract with the artists in order to 
address the Commission's questions in regard to language, 
budget and technical feasibility and maintenance. The 
artists will be invited to address those issues at a 
meeting of the Visual Arts Committee. The public will be 
encouraged to attend. 

A fee of $2,500.00 for study necessary to respond to the 
Commission's concerns and for travel to the meeting was 
proposed. However Commissioners Healy and LaRocca felt 
that $3,000.00 was more in keeping with professional 
standards. Commissioner Healy moved to approve a 
feasibility study contract for the Howard Street team in 
the amount of $3,000.00. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. 
Commissioner Boas stated that she preferred the fee of 
$2,500.00. Commissioners Healy and LaRocca voted to 



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approve the motion. Commissioner Boas voted against the 
motion. The motion passed. 

V. Art Enrichment: Market Street Projects 

1. Market Street Art Master Plan. 

Request to modify contract with Delaney and Cochran to 
provide additional services for the distribution of the 
Market Street Arts Master Plan and the completion and 
coordination of a series of previously approved "seeding" 
events. Contract would be extended through January 30, 
1992 and increased by $7,500. 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the request and 
Commissioner Healy seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

2. Art in Transit "Seeding" Project. 

Request for approval of payment of $5,000 to Bill Fontana 
to implement sound sculpture for Castro Theatre Organ/Muni 
Project . 

Susan Pontious reminded that Committee that they had 
previously approved the project and the artist, and are 
now being asked to approve the artist's proposed fee. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve the payment of a fee 
of $5,000 to Bill Fontana. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. 
It was so moved. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero Gateway Project 

Commissioner LaRocca reported on the results of the 
selection process for the Embarcadero Gateway Project. 
The Selection Panel has unanimously selected the artist 
Mark di Suvero to create a work of art for the site. 
Susan Pontious added that the panel's choice has the full 
support of the Port, the Community Advisory Committee and 
the Advisory Committee. The art work will be located 
primarily on park property generously provided by the 
Redevelopment Agency. 

The artist has proposed a kinetic piece, which would move 
in the wind or be manipulated by visitors. He works from 
conceptual drawings and does not create a model before 
beginning to work directly with materials. 

A discussion ensued as to the proper approval process for 
the art in light of the artist's process. Commissioner 
Healy stated that she can not approve something she hasn't 
seen, and asked that staff develop an approval and fee 
schedule which would allow the Commission to view and 



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approve the art in progress. It was agreed that the 
proposal must go through the full approval process of both 
the Port and the Arts Commission. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the selection of 
artist Mark di Suvero to create a work of art for the 
Embarcadero Gateway. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The 
ayes were unanimous. 

VII. Arts Enrichment: Embarcadero Promenade Project 

At the request of Susan Pontious, the Committee agreed 
that the Visual Arts Committee and the Civic Design 
Committee should hold a joint meeting to hear the 
presentation of the Promenade artists of their latest 
design proposal. The members of the Civic Design 
Committee will be invited to join the Visual Arts 
Committee at a future meeting. 

VIII. Information 

A. The Muni-Metro Turnaround Selection Panel is 
scheduled to meet on October 16, at 10 a.m. 

B. The Commission will soon be asked to comment 
upon the possible removal of the Vaillancourt Fountain 
from Justin Herman Plaza as part of the development of the 
new Embarcadero Plaza. Legal issues relative to the Art 
Preservation Act will have to be researched. 

C. The Cultural Affairs Director has met with the 
Director of the Human Rights Commission to discuss issues 
related to the selection of artists. Staff is now working 
to develop guidelines for a Public Art selection process 
which conforms to the spirit of the HRC ordinances. 

The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of minutes of August 28, 1991 
Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Authorization to make a final payment 
of $9,375 to Alan Fleming for Kezar Stadium Gates. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



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3. Ordered: Authorization to make a final payment 
of $5,000 to Shelley Jurs for architectural glass at 
Richmond Police Station. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Authorization to make a payment of 
$3,500 to Delaney and Cochran for completion of Master 
Plan. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote : Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Authorization to extend Carl Cheng's 
design contract for the New Sheriff's Facility through 
Dec. 31, 1991. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Authorization for Director to enter 
into a Design Development Contract with Alice Aycock for 
$15,000 for further development of her proposal for the 
Main Library. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of final payment to Jim 
Bernstein for contract numbers #2890010 & #2870010 
(completion of conservation work at Airport). 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Approval of an additional payment of 
$600 to Earth Drama Lab for Portable toilets required by 
Recreation and Park Dept for Eco Rap concert (making Art's 
Commission's final payment to Earth Drama Lab a total of 
$2,300). 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Approval of a feasibility study 
contract for Martinez/Petropoulos/White for the 
Moscone/Howard Street Project for an amount not to exceed 
$3,000.00 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Aye: LaRocca, Healy 
Nay: Boas 



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10. Ordered: Authorization to modify contract with 
Delaney and Cochran for the Market Street Arts Master 
Plan, extending the contract through January 30, 1992 and 
increasing it by $7,500.00. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. Ordered: Authorization to pay $5,000 fee to 
Bill Fontana to implement sound sculpture for the Castro 
Theatre Organ/Muni Project. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

12. Ordered: Approval of the selection of artist 
Mark di Suvero to create a work of art for the Embarcadero 
Gateway. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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^^ M I N U T E S 
JOINT MEETING^;-VISUAL ARTS AND CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEES 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1 991 .^^C^P^*^! A LIf 

The meeting was called to order at 2:45 p.m. 

Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy - Chair, Visual Arts Committee 

John Kriken - Chair, Civic Design Committee ^^ 

Robert LaRocca pOCn*«''^-W^S DEPT. 

Nancy Boas 



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staff Present: 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director SAN FBANCl-twO 

Tonia Macneil t^^UJ^U'^ ' ^'^^^^'' 

Jill Manton 

I. Promenade Design Presentation 

Jill Manton explained that the Design Team for the 
Embarcadero Promenade Project had developed a new concept 
for the site in r^'^sponse to the concerns raised by various 
City agencies. Architect Stanley Saitowitz presented the 
proposal, stating that the team's goal is to retain a 
significant, memorable, singular element along the entire 
promenade. That element will be a line of glass embedded 
in the pavement, a glistening line retaining some of the 
qualities of water. The entire artists' project will 
occur within the 5 feet of the promenade closest to the 
marginal wharf. 

The glass line will pass through 3 repeated architectural 
elements which serve as seating and passage-ways: a 
series of 1 1/2'x 3'x 2' cast concrete blocks which will 
serve as seating placed in the area between the Boondocks 
and the Java House, a passage-way formed by parallel 24" 
high walls near the Bay Bridge and a series of long 
benches, interrupted every 30 feet along the remainder of 
the promenade. 

The glass line would be poured in place, but raised 
elements could be pre-cast, doweled and grouted into place 
and therefore removable in order to accommodate changes in 
future uses of the Port. 

Discussion centered around the benefits of mobility of the 
raised elements and public safety issues raised by the use 
of glass. Commissioner LaRocca stated that sand-blasting 



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of the glass surfaces would alleviate any safety concerns 
and referred to a similar use of glass block in the 
recently completed Marathon Plaza. 

Jill Manton asked for the Committees' endorsement of the 
proposed design concept, stating that the concept would 
then be submitted to an urban design consultant, Sasaki 
Associates, for review and to the Port Commission for 
their final approval . 

Commissioner Kriken stated that the ability of the design 
to respond to future changes in Port use is very 
desirable. Commissioner Healy commented positively on the 
aesthetic quality, translucency and mobility of the 
design. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the design concept as 
presented by the team for the Embarcadero Promenade 
Project. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of design concept as 

presented by the design team of Stanely Saitowitz, Barbara 

Stauf f acher-Solomon and Vito Acconci for the Embarcadero 

Promenade Project. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 



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MINUTES 

REGULAR MEETING OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1991 



The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p . m 

Commissioners Present: 
Anne Healy - Chair 
Nancy Boas 
Robert LaRocca 

Staff Present: 

Joanne Chow Winship - Director 

Tonia Macneil 

Jill Manton 

Susan Pontious 

Debra Lehane 



I. Minutes for October 7, 1991 

Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the Committee 
minutes of October 7, 1991. Commissioner Healy seconded. 
It was so moved. 

II. Policy: Discussion of Arts Commission Artist 
Selection Policy 

Joanne Chow Winship presented the draft of a comprehensive 
policy for the Public Art Program's Artist Selection 
Process. A major purpose of the new policy is to clarify 
and strengthen the Commission's commitment to equal 
opportunity, and client and community input. To these 
ends, specific guidelines are spelled out for advertising, 
recruitment and the composition of selection panels. 
After some discussion, the Committee agreed to hold a 
special meeting on the policy so that members might fully 
explore all of the issues raised. 

III. Consent Calendar 

Request for approval to extend Shelley Jurs contract for 
the Richmond District Police Station through December 31, 
1991, and to increase it by $700.00 in order for the 
artist to correct the installation error made by the 
General Contractor (funds to be work-ordered by the Police 
Department ) . 



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Commissioner Boas moved approval of the consent calendar. 
Commissioner Healy seconded. It was so moved. 

IV. Vaillaincourt Fountain 

Jill Manton reported on her attendance at an Embarcadero 
Citizen's Advisory Committee meeting to discuss the future 
of the Vaillaincourt Fountain. The architectural firm of 
ROMA has been selected to do a master plan study for the 
area liberated by the demolition of the Embarcadero 
Freeway, and the future of the fountain is one of the 
issues being studied. The fountain is owned by the City 
and County of San Francisco and was commissioned while the 
property was under the jurisdiction of the Redevelopment 
Agency. A determination must be made as to whether the 
Arts Commission will have a role in deciding the future of 
the fountain. A major concern will be compliance with the 
California State Art Preservation Act and the recent 
Federal legislation. No action was requested at this 
time. 

V. Art Enrichment: Ellis O'Farrell Garage 

Tonia Macneil introduced the artist Christopher Sproat who 
is developing a design for a work of art at the downtown 
parking facility. Members of the client agency, the 
private management corporation and the consulting 
architects were also present. 

Christopher Sproat presented his proposal for a lighting 
sculpture for the pedestrian walkway between Ellis and 
O'Farrell Streets. The proposed sculpture is constructed 
of black and stainless steel fixtures and fluorescent 
light tubing suspended from the ceiling the entire 275' 
length of the walkway, creating a kind of overhead lighted 
"backbone" througli the building. 

Richard Dole, Chairman of the Board of the Ellis O'Farrell 
Parking Corporation acknowledged the Board's interest in 
and support of the artist's proposal. 

The Commissioners requested that examples of actual 
materials and if possible, a full-scale prototype be 
brought before them at a future meeting. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve the artist's concept 
for a lighting sculpture for the Ell is-0 ' Farrel 1 Parking 
Garage. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous. 



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VI. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious presented the maquettes for artwork 
proposed by Hilda Shum and George Gonzalez. Hilda Shum 
proposes to paint 8 columns in a recreation room, using an 
overall atmospheric treatment referencing natural 
environments. The Commissioners commented positively on 
the proposal, and expressed a preference in general for a 
low intensity palette. 

George Gonzalez proposes a five-sided pavilion for the 
Facility's grounds entitled "Wu Xing", based on the five 
elements of traditional Chinese medicine: Fire, Earth, 
Metal Water, Wood. References to the five elements are 
made throughout the pavilion, for instance, a central 
granite rock will contain a small bubbling fountain. 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the maquettes by Hilda 
Shum and George Gonzalez for art work at the Mental Health 
Facility. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

Susan Pontious showed slides of works of art she proposes 
to purchase for the facility. She has been working 
closely with Hilda Shum to identify 43 pieces of 2- 
dimensional work to be located in public and recreation 
rooms throughout the center. The budget for the project 
is $75,000, which must also cover the cost of framing. 
Most of the works will be in the range of 22 x 30" and 
cost from $1,000 to $3,000. A few larger pieces are being 
considered for public rooms with prices of up to $5,000. 
About half of the art work has been identified at this 
point. No action was taken at this time. 

VII. Art Enrichment: Tenderloin Playground 

Selection of the artist for the Tenderloin Playground has 
been postponed for another month. Jill Manton asked that 
the Committee consider instead Art Enrichment for the 
Portsmouth Square Park, a substitution which had been 
approved by Joanne Chow Winship. She introduced Debra 
Learner, Recreation and Park Department planner and 
Shannon Maloney, landscape architect, who are working on 
the redesign of the park. 

Ms. Maloney explained that due to the redesign and 
enlargement of the lower park area, the art work 
originally created by artist Mary Fuller should be 
relocated and enhanced to fit into the larger area. Her 
original design was developed during the 1970's and 



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implemented in 1984. It is relatively easy to move, and 
in the process, necessary repairs could be made. The 
artist appreciates the possibilities and is in favor of 
the idea. Jill Manton stated that because of Mary 
Fuller's participation, there would be no conflict with 
the provisions of the California Art Preservation Act. 

The Recreation and Parks Department would provide funds to 
move the artwork and make repairs, in addition to the 
available Art Enrichment budget of $16,000. Commissioners 
requested that staff return with a design proposal and a 
detailed budget showing which funds are expended for art 
work and which for relocation and repair. Concern was 
also expressed that the artist be properly reimbursed for 
her work and that design and safety issues be resolved in 
a way that retains the original art work. 

Commissioner Healy moved to authorize staff to work with 
the artist Mary Fuller to expand on her original concept 
for art work at the Portsmouth Square Play Area. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VIII. Artist Initiated Project 

Susan Pontious presented Scott Donahue's proposal to 
locate seven sculptures on light poles throughout the 
city. While the Commissioners expressed interest in the 
proposal, they had questions which could not be answered 
by staff and requested that the artist come before the 
Committee to present the concept himself. 

IX. Art Enrichment: Muni-Metro Turnaround 

Susan Pontious stated that four semi-finalists were 
approved by the Selection Panel for the Muni-Metro 
Turnaround Project. They are: Robert Miller, R.M. 
Fisher, Nina Yankowitz and Carl Cheng. 

Because the architect's design must be 60% complete by 
February 1, there is a need to bring the artist on board 
immediately. Candidates wiJl be interviewed by the 
Selection Panel as soon as possible, hopefully in the 
first week of November, after which the selected artist 
will begin work immediately. Although the artist's 
contract will be with Bechtel Corporation, Arts Commission 
approval of the artist is ultimately needed. 

Manton asked that the Committee approve the selection of 
the 4 candidates, with the understanding that one of the 4 
finalists will be selected and will begin working prior to 



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the next meeting of the Visual Arts Committee. 
Commissioner Heaiy moved to approve the request, and 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

X. Art Enrichment: Gateway Project 

Jill Manton reported that she will meet with artist Mark 
Di Suvero to discuss a contract which would fulfill the 
Arts Commission's need for prior approval of artist's 
proposals without unduly impeding the artist's creative 
process. She suggested that a combination of sketches, 
studio visits and photo-documentation might serve to meet 
the Committee's concerns. Discussion followed concerning 
the extent of the Commission's influence over an artist's 
work habits. The Committee was reminded that the 
Commission lias a charter responsibility to approve 
proposals or maquettes before the placement of a work of 
art. No action was required at this meeting. 

OLD BUSINESS 

XI. Art Enrichment: Library 

Susan Pontious asked that the Committee approve an 
increase in the design fees for Alice Aycock because a 
recent meeting with the architects had articulated the 
need for an increased scope of work for the artist. The 
fee would be increased from $15,000 to $18,000. 
Commissioner Boas moved to approve the request. 
Commissioner Healy seconded. It was so moved. 

Susan Pontious gave an update of the progress of the other 
artists' proposals for the Library. The architects are 
requesting all information from the artists which would 
affect the architecture by December 1. However, Anne 
Hamilton is largely unavailable to make the creative and 
technical decisions necessary in order to meet that 
deadline. The Commission has been reluctant to turn the 
creative role over to the artist's collaborator, Anne 
Chamberlain, however if the Commission would allow 
Chamberlain to work on these issues, and Hamilton and 
Chamberlain could reach an agreement, then work could go 
forward. The Committee agreed that staff should write a 
letter to Anne Hamilton expressing the Commission's 
concern that she acknowledge her contractual obligations 
on this project. 

Pontious continued with a description of recent revisions 
in Nayland Blake's proposal. The wall backing his art 
work will be smaller than originally planned, therefore 



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there will be fewer lights. The dangling wires were not 
feasible and have been deleted from the design. The new 
design will use a colored mirror facing the wall with the 
name sandblasted onto the silver backing. The mirror can 
be tilted to cast a colored light image onto the backing 
wall. A prototype will be available for the next Visual 
Arts Committee meeting. 

XII. Art Enrichment: Market Street Seeding 

Project 

Jill Manton explained that she had requested a study and 
design fee for the sound artist Bill Fontana to explore 
the possibilities of piping the sound of the Castro Street 
Organ into the Underground Muni Station at Castro Street. 
The artist has now developed an implementation budget of 
from $3,000 to $5,000. He also proposes extending the 
idea to include the ambient sounds of the neighborhood. 
Therefore Manton requested that the Committee approve a 
total fee for the project not to exceed $10,000. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve the request, 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved, 

XII. Art Enrichment: Market Street Master Plan 

Jill Manton requested that the Committee approve an 
increase of $326.24 in the contract for Delaney and 
Cochran for the Market Street Master Plan in order to 
accommodate the payment of sales tax. Commissioner Healy 
moved to approve the request, Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

NEW BUSINESS 

XIV. Arts Commission Gallery Director Anne Meissner 
introduced Glen Helfand, a member of the Gallery 
Curatorial Committee, who presented his proposal for an 
exhibition in late February and March of 1992 entitled 
Real Tears . 

Mr. Helfand showed slides of work by some of the proposed 
artists and explained that the exhibition would push the 
post-modernist idea of appropriated art works into the 
90 ' s , to a point where the art ist-appropriator becomes 
more present in the work and the use of funky materials is 
a conscious choice. 

Commissioner Healy stated that the exhibition concept is 
an interesting and intelligent one and that it would be 



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appropriate to communicate the Committee's support for the 
idea and ask for a vote of the full Commission at the 
November meeting. 

Meissner gave the Committee information about the new 
exhibition Frontiers at the Gallery and Charles Gute ' s 
piece at Exploration : City Site which opened to the public 
on Thursday, October 24. 

Meissner thanked the Commissioners for their ideas for the 
Chain Reaction Exhibition. For the upcoming exhibition, 
Meissner proposes to invite writers to start the chain, 
along with the 6 members of the Gallery Advisory 
Committee. She presented a list of writers from which 6 or 
8 will be selected to participate. 

Commissioner Healy asked for an update on the status of 
the Advisory Committee at the Gallery. She went on to 
state for the record that the Committee's action in regard 
to the proposed exhibition by former member of the 
Gallery's Advisory Board Tony Labat had at least one 
unpleasant result. According to Commissioner Healy, the 
restaurant's owner objected to the way Labat was treated 
by the Arts Commission and therefore fired Healy 's 
daughter from her job of two years. 

XV. Staff Report: Embarcadero Plaza 

At the request of Commissioners, Jill Manton reported on 
the staus of the Embarcadero Plaza Planning Study. 
Originally, the Planning Commission had intended to award 
a planning study to a design team which included an urban 
designer, landscape architect, pedestrian planner, public 
artist and cost estimator. However, HRC requested that 
the Department divide the work into many small contracts 
in order to allow more minority and women to compete for 
the work. A scope of work for a Public Art study was 
developed, and most of the applicants were art consultants 
and not artists. The Planning Commission selected Helene 
Fried, Keilani Tom and Tom Marioni for the Public Art 
contract . 

The Commissioners expressed their concern that the Public 
Art component should be under Arts Commission jurisdiction 
and asked that staff consult with City Attorney Louise 
Renne re: responsibility for Public Art and Public Art 
contracts. The issue will be brought up before the Arts 
Commission at the next regular meeting. 



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Manton reported in addition that at the recommendation of 
staff from the mayor's office, she has made a request for 
the funding of art enrichment for the Embarcadero mid- 
section of $1.86 million, which includes funding for the 
signage and promenade projects in that area as well as 
other projects which will be recommended as a result of 
the Embarcadero Plaza Study. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Ordered: Approval of minutes of October 9, 1991 
Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Authorization to extend Shelly Jurs 
contract for the Richmond District Police Station through 
December 31, 1991, and to increase the fee by $700.00 in 
order for artist to correct installation error made by 
General Contractor (funds to be work ordered by Police 
Department ) . 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of design concept presented 
by Christopher Sproat for a light sculpture for the Ellis- 
O'Farrell Parking Garage. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Approval of Hilda Shum's maquette for 
painted treatment of columns in the interior of the Mental 
Health Facility and George Gonzales' maquette for the 
design of a pavilion for the gardens of the Mental Health 
Facility. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Authorization for the Arts Commission 
to work with the artist Mary Fuller to expand her concept 
for the playground area of the Portsmouth Square Park, in 
fulfillment of the art enrichment requirement. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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6. Ordered: Approval of four finalists for the 
Muni Metro Turnaround Project with understanding that one 
artist will be selected by the Selection Panel and will 
begin working before the next Visual Arts Committee 
Meeting in November. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of an increase in artist 
Alice Aycock's design fee for the new Main Library from 
$15,000 to $18,000 due to increase in scope of work. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Approval of an increase in the fee for 
Bill Fontana for design and implementation of the Castro 
Theatre/Muni Project to an amount not to exceed $10,000. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Approval of modification of the 
contract with Delaney and Cochran for work on the Market 
Street Art Master Plan to increase the fee by $326.24 to 
reimburse for unanticipated sales tax. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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^?4lINUTES 
VrSUAI. ARTS COMMITTEE 
SPECIAL MEETING 
NOVEMBER 8, 1991 

Commissioners Present: 

Anne Healy, Cliaii' 
Amaiia Mesa- Bains 
Nancy Boas 
Robert I.aHocca 

SAN FRAf^'CJSOO 
Staff Present: PUBUO ' '^i^^*^'^ 

Joanne ChoK Winsliip, Director 
Ji ] L Man ton 
Toni a Macne i i 

'['he meetins; was called to order at 3:05 p.m. 

1. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Howard Street 

A. Pr-esentat ion of Artist's Proposal. 
Roger White, Renee Petropoulos, and Daniel Martinez 
explained their proposal "This Isa Nice Neighborhood" for 
Moscone Center at Howard Street. The Committee was reminded 
of the criteria the artists had been asked to address and 
the jjrocess through which the artists had developed their 
concept. I'he artists described the conceptual basis for 
each of the five elements of the proposal and the design 
criteria each element addressed. 

In response to the Committee's concerns about the use of 
language, the team explained that they had selected a phrase 
which iiad been used several times during the finalists' 
orientation session, that the phrase was open-ended, 
offering opportunities for many interpretations both now and 
in the future, and that the phrase was, in their opinion, as 
innocuous as they could imagine. 

Ill 7-esp()nse to tlie issue of main tenaru-e , the artists said 
that they were looking into thie possibility of using fiber 
optics. Also undei" consideration is elimination of all 
electrical elements, substituting reflective metallic paint 
instead. This would eliminate about $90,000 from the 
budget . 

'Ihe artists stated that the budget problems could be 
addressed by altering the project. One alternative is to 
remo\e the bridges entirely, leaving the other four elements 
of the design, however there is still a need to address the 
Commission's criteria of creating a sense of gateway, 
welcome and landmark. 

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The artists stated that they believe that the proposal as 
presented in June had addressed all of the issues the 
Commission had asked them to consider during the proposal 
phase . 



B. Public Testimony. 

The following individuals addressed the Committee v.'ith 

comments on the proposed sculpture: 

Sue Bierman, Friends of Yerba Buena Center 

Mardi Burnham 

Graham Chaffee 

Douglas Clark 

Dino Di Donate, South of Market Problem Solving Council 

John Elberling, Yerba Buena Consortium 

Diana Fuller 

Ann Giampaoli 

Sue Hestor, Friends of Yerba Buena Center 

Ephraim G. Hirsch, San Francisco Beautiful 

Terry Milne 

Lorraine Garcia-Nakata, CA . State Summer School for the Arts 

Barry Phillips 

Francis H. Rigney, M.D. 

Public testimony included the following points: 

1. The proposal has merit, but needs refinement. 

2. It is impossible to please everyone. Tiie proposal lias 
become a political football. 

3. The language brings up unpopular truths. 

4. The language used on the word bridges is 
inappropriate. It has a pejorative meaning. The 
language used on the sidewalk is banal. 

5. The proposal is not consistent with the aesthetic 
values of several of the speakers. 

6. The area has many different uses and meanings. It is 
primarily a pedestrian environment. The proposal does 
not take all these issues into account. 

7. A local artist should have been chosen. 

8. This is an inappropriate use of public funds. 



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C. Question and Answer 
Commissioner- Healy opened discussion to the Committee for 
quest ions nnd comments. 

Commissioner Healy: 

"I ha\ e a question for the artists: you removed the 
bridges once before and basically you could leave them 
out or you could leave it the way it is. If the bridges 
stayed, could you addr-ess the feasibility of keeping 
the bi'idges?" 

"What you did is showed us one thing and then you 
showed us another, but you didn't tell us exactly what 
you were thinl:ing of doing or even any kind of 
diiection, and I'm curious about that." 

ilenee Petropoulos: 

"We wanted to go through the whole project. ..." 

Commissioner Healy: 

"No, you went through the whole project but we on the 
Committee are concerned about the language, budget, 
maintenance and technical feasibility. Those were 
areas we asked you to address at the meeting at which 
the proposal was selected and through correspondence 
since then. If you can, I'd like you to take them one 
at a time and tell us wiiat your thoughts are about 
them." 

Renee Petropoulos: 

"Regarding the technical feasibility, we originally 
wanted to tie into the schedule of Moscone II being 
built; the foundations being built at tlie same time. I 
think some of that timing has past and that the 
building is ongoing, being built, and I tliink probably 
it wouldn't tie into that schedule at all at this 
point . " 

"Now we are at least understanding that there is this 
huge problem in terms of spanning the street, just as 
an issue in and of itself, regardless of what spans the 
street and finding out recently that it took five years 
to get the pedestrian bridges approved. It could be a 
problem in terms of expenditure in spending that kind 
of time pushing something through and maybe not having 
it go through for all sorts of reasons that are beyond 
this Commission and beyond us." 

"So that's something we're concerned with and why we 
removed them. " 



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Commissioner Healy: 

"Actually most of the concerns revolved around the 
sculpture spanning the street; the concerns of 
maintenance, budget, and feasibility." 

Renee Petropoulos: 

"In terms of the budget, by altering the use of the 
neon, we would probably reduce the budget by almost 
$90 to $100,000.00. So already we are knocking off 
an incredible chunk." 

Commissioner Healy: 

"I guess what I'm interested in is v^7ill the sculptures 
continue to span the street..." 

Daniel Martinez: 

"To explain the thought process about how we arrived at 
the solution and the point of removing the bridges... 
the bridges being removed, should remove all your 
concerns. What we say as a team is that we are open to 
revisiting what the concerns of the particular 
problem that was presented to us as a team. At that 
point only you can revisit what this is. There has not 
been the opportunity for us, regardless of whether you 
asked those questions before, the opportunity has not 
existed in an appropriate manner for us to investigate 
what you're talking about. So we have only bee-n able 
to come to the point to say that \-ie are quite open and 
quite flexible in addressing those issues in a way that 
needs to be investigated further than this model was 
able to present." 

Renee Petropoulos: 

"And that's because it was only a week ago that \^'e were 
told that this was even feasible to address it 
differently while still retaining what this 
symbolically is dealing with, we would ha\'e to rethink 
how to approach that without spanning the street." 

Daniel Martinez: 

"Only two options are being presented. One up\ ion is 
to do the project as is to fulfill the concerns that 
you have brought to our attention, in order to do tliat, 
that would require an extremely radical alteration of 
the project conceptually, and because of the things we 
hc:ive been notified of from different agencies, that 
might or might not be possible, so in other \vcjrds, in 
c:)rder to answer the question in tlie way 1 Uiunv Ilia I .sou 
want to answer the question, we need to i hen i.uiiie up 
witli an entirely new idea, and that re<niiies. ..." 

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Reiioo 1 'p t ropon I OS : 

"Not. a new one, we want to do one based on this idea, 
bvit not spanning tlie street. ..." 

Commissioner Healy: 

"Because when you lose tlie sculptures spanning the 
street, which you reiterated when you took them off, 
you Joose the gateway, the significance of the 
connection between the two sides of the street, the 
light change, night into day, and addressing the 
horizontal ity of the site. And that concerns me." 

Renee V'e t roi>ou 1 os : 

"We u'o)ild I'eaLly have to reconvene to solve this around 
the same concept, but not to span the street. So we 
would eliminate that whole set of problems." 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains: 

Commissioner Mesa-Bains commented that this meeting is an 
opportunity to get different points of view about how people 
relate to Public Art. The art work which is being 
commissioned "has to contend with the disparities between 
enormous corporate and civic development and the lives of 
indLN'iduals and historic communities." 

The Commissioner noted that scale is a primary issue for 
people. On the one hand pedestrians are impacted by the 
scale, on the other the scale has created a civic quality of 
of gateway and passage. However the incongruous issues of 
this site are solved, the work of art which is commissioned 
will live beyond the individuals making the decision. It 
will be part of the future of the City, part of the 21st 
Century. If we make decisions about modifications to the 
project, it is imjiortant to keep the spirit that was brought 
to designing it, which is provocative and intelligent, 
recognizes the local, national and international communities 
and uses language to create a dialogue with it's 
surround ings . 

The Commissioner expressed the hope that at some point the 
Commission would work directly with the members of the local 
communities, particularly communities of color and the 
eldei'ly, rather than their political representatives. 

Commissioner LaRocca: 

Commissioner LaRocca stated that the Commission's objective 
was to create a great urban space in the YBC complex, on a 
world-class basis. He said that the artists have made a 
strong effort to achie\e that through an exciting use of 
graphics on a large scale, which ties the two blocks 

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together. Considering the review process, the artists 
should be looking at some new ideas which carry the same 
strength and capture the same scale, the same spirit. 

La Rocca said that the artists should not be held back from 
working with the street as part of the art. "Ideas liave 
changed over the centuries .... We have to allow ai'tists to 
look forward, create new ideas." We are in a zone of 
transition, into the year 2000, where artists are attempting 
to look at major spaces, major landscapes, and it is not 
like what you have known in the past, what is recognizable 
as good, bad or beautiful. These new interactions may be 
nervewracking , however these artists do dare to stand up and 
attempt to solve the problem. 

The issues of spanning the street are political, planning 
issues. But "I would hate to see us back away and not show 
leadership in the city." It would be better not to do a 
project than to compromise, with multiple decisions by many 
groups. The artists' interests, their creativity should 
come forth. 

With further study, further revision, something could 
develop which maintains the excitement and strength of the 
current proposal . 

Commissioner Boas: 

Commissioner Boas noted that she had attended the artists* 
briefing and that she did not feel that the points she and 
others had raised at that time had been considered by the 
artists. Commissioner Boas' four points were: 

1. The site is a Civic Center for the 90's. It has gotten 
a great deal of civic attention and has a significant 
history which should have been loolted into. 

2. The Yerba Buena complex has many facets Lo it, nil of 
which needed to be considered. One should designate a sense 
of arrival, a sense of identity for Moscone within that 
larger context. 

3. We wanted an artwork which was not interchangeable witli 
any other art work in any other city, that was specific to 
this city and it's character. The art was to be presented 
not only for our citizens but for everyone who is going to 
visit here . 

4. The Arts Commission and other commissions worked very 
hard to feature pedestrians over the person in the 
automobile in this area. 



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Commissioner Boas further stated that she was not in favor 
of tlie language of the bridges, that it does not reflect the 
knowledge of this community of those who actually live here. 
The language on the sidewalk she also considered banal. 

Renee Petropoulos: 

In response to Commissioner Boas, Renee Petropoulos replied 
that if one views the arches from the level of a pedestrian, 
they are completely engaging of the pedestrian, in fact all 
consideration was given to people walking by them. The 
sculptures create complex shadows which directly engage the 
pedestrian, which would not be seen by cars. The sidewalk 
phrases are a proposal. They are not fixed. The artists' 
goal was to address the pedestrian in both the personal and 
publ ic level . 

Petropoulos further noted that the team had compiled an 
extensive hook of articles on the history of the area, and 
that the history was the reason for the selected phrase. 
"The idea that this was once a particular kind of 
neighborhood, a certain group of people; it's now been 
reconstruc ted . . . . was pivotal in our choices." 

As far as the applicability of the design to xSan Francisco, 
the artist replied that the City has many points of 
reference for industrial steel bolted-together structures, 
such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge. The 
sculptures are not alien structures. 



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a piece of sculpture and engaging all of the 

masses and forms of very disparate buildings in 
I think that the use of the graphics and the 
the language has a 21st century quality about 
think that these are not bridges, these are 
res that happen to span the street. No one 
n these, these are not bridges. I think that 
nderful, I have a lot of confidence in this 

artists and I think that it's extraordinary and 
ul that they are willing to engage in a process 
as Just begun over the last few months of making 
, variations, coming up with other solutions to 
s which have been discussed here today and 

problems that we on the Commission see." 



"1 think that wPiat this piece has done, it's touched on 
some buttons in the City. Number one, the scale is 
inciedible, it's urban design scale. That has stepped 



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on a lot of toes, I think, as far as architects and 
city planners go. This is the way public sculpture is 
developing. It is addressing issues that do verge on 
urban design and architecture and rightfully should. I 
think another button that was very much pushed in this 
sitviation is the xenophobic layer that is present in 
San Francisco that people who live in San Francisco 
really feel that they know what San Francisco should 
look like and of course everybody has a different idea 
of what that is. The kind of romantic Hollywood set 
look that most people who when they say that 'I know 
what San Francisco should look like', allude to, is 
really what has, I think, stopped a lot of very 
interesting architecture from being built in this city. 
That and a very significant Planning Commission 
situation called the Downtown Plan. This has been in 
affect for 10 years and it keys right into that 
xenophobic, romantic Hollywood 'let's keep San 
Francisco looking like it was in 1906.' Well it's not 
1906 any more. And what we have are buildings with 
facades that relate to an architectural \'ocabulary that 
is over, and what is going to happen to this city is 
that it's going to become the Disneyland of Northern 
California because it really doesn't ha\'e any reality 
in what is happening in urban design or architecture." 

"And I think that this piece has suffered a lot from 
hitting those buttons. And everything is political . 
This has become a political football. It is no longer 
just a work of art. This has become some tiling that has 
become a pawn between various agencies in the city and 
between various political factions in the city and 
that's a very heavy burden for any work of art to 
handle. I feel very strongly that I'd like lo continue 
working with these artists. I think they do lui\e a 
grasp of what's going on in this neighborhood and what 
has gone on in this neighborhood in a political piocess 
that basically destroyed this neighborhood and did make 
it somewhat of a corporate alleyway. The neighborhood 
that was there no longer exists and I think some peovile 
have very guilty consciences about that, and don't want 
to remind themselves that this was a neighborhood and 
maybe it no longer is. I want to continue working with 
these artist. I have a great deal of confidence in 
their ability to solve any i)roblems thcit we ha\ e 
suggested or might come up. And I want to thanlv them 
for making such a spirited, enthusiastic and not 
defensive explanation of their proposal and 1 want to 
thank you all for coming." 



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A member of the audience inquired as to the next step in the 
process . 



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"So the process we are now going to engage in right now 
are a series of meetings with the artists and with the 
community and with planners and see what's going to 
happen, what we're going to come up with." 

Continuing questions from the audience focused on the 
process by which meetings are communicated to the public. 
The public is informed through the publication of the agenda 
and posting of the agenda in the public library and at the 
Arts Commission. Because of the interest of the press in 
this issue the public may also expect to read about it in 
the news . 



A member of the audience asked for clarification of the 
Commission's decision-making powers. The decision of the 
Commission is final. There is no appeal process other than 
the ballot. However, the Commission's meetings are open to 
the pviblic, and public testimony is heard and respected, a 
case in point being the Goddess of Democrary issue. The 
process of commissioning public art is designed to alleviate 
the need to go beyond the Commission. So far it has been 
successful, and efforts are ongoing to increase public 
involvement in the process. No vote was taken at this time. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. 

Submitted: Approved: 





/bnia Macneil 
Curator, Public Art Program 




le Chow Winship 
DiTector of Cultural 
Affairs 



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)A FOR REGULAR^ISIJAL ARTS COMMTTTEK MEETING 
WEDNESI5aY, NOV. 2p, 1991 
3 P.M. ^f 
25 VAN NESS, SUITE 70 

3:00 I. Approval of Oct. 23, 1991 Minutes 

II. Consent Calendar 

A. Approxal to extend Alan Fleming's 
contract lor Kezar Stadium Gates 
through Dec . 31 , 1 991 . 

B. Approval to formally deaccession two 
sculptures by Robert Irwin, 
Black/White Ceremonial Gates, 
Pacific/Asian Port of Entry, due to 

D«rf"i«»t^«tf^^WXS' Pfcr i • their irreparable damage and 

destruction as a result of the Loma 
NOV 1 5 19^1 Prieta Earthquake. 






C. Approval to relocate George 

Washington Sculpture (after Houdin) 
from the George Moscone School to 
the Fine Arts Museum as per request 
of the War Memorial. 

3:05 III. Policy Discussion: Multi-Cultural 

Represent-at i on 

Joanne Chow Winship/Jill Manton 
Discussion of greater mui t i -cultural 
representation on selection panels, 
commissioned artists, and in development 
of project parameters and criteria. 

3:20 IV. Art Enrichment: Moscone/Howard St. 

Joanne Chow Winship/Jill Manton 
Project assessment and procedural 
decision 

3:30 V. Artist Initiated Project: liightpole 

Sculptures; Scott Donahue 

3:40 VI. Art Enrichment: Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

A. Project Update 

B. Review of prototypes from Nayland 
Blake and Ann Hamilton 

C. Revised Lotliar Baumgarten proposal 



3:55 VII. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Request from Project Manager for the 
Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility to 
approve purchase of Emmanuel Montoya's 
Homage to Lydia Mendoza ($1,500) and La 
Trinidad Nortena ($1,400), and Carmen 
Lomas Garza's Tamalada ($650). 

4:00 VIII. Gallery 

Ann Meissner 

Approval of Artists for Real Tears 

exhibit, Feb. 27 - April 10, 1992 

Artists being considered are: Mfirg'aret 

Crane, Cliff Hengst, Gary 

Leibowi tz/Candyass , Eric Otter, Melissa 

Polorny, Leslie Singer and Kevin 

Sull ivan . 

4:20 IX. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton 

Approve Market St. Advisory Panel Artist 

Recommendations : 

A. Photography Documentation 

1 . Jo Babcock 

2. Susan Schwartzenberg 

3. Jim Goldberg 

4. Brenda Praeger 

5. George Berticevich 

6 . Crystal Huie 

B. Banner Series 
1 . Joe Sam 

2. Richard Armstrong 

3. James Lambertus 

4. Chester Yoshida 

5 . Caryl Henry 

6. Enrique Chagoya 

7. Ester Hernandez 

4:30 X. Art Enrichment: Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 
Artist Selection 

4:45 XI. Art Enrichment: Tenderloin Children's 

Playground: Jill Manton 
Artist Selection 



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5:00 XII. Art Enrichment: Gateway Project 

Jill Manton 
Project update 

5:10 XIII. Art Enrichment: Waterfront 

Transportation Projects. Jill Manton 
Promenade Riboon and Historical 
Interpretive Signage. 

5:20 XIV. New Art Enrichment 

A. Muni Metro East Facilities 
Jill Manton/ Barbara Moy 

B. Tslais Creek Muni Facilities 
Jill Manton/Kambiz Shandan 

5:30 XV. Information 

Participation in S.O.S. (Save Our Outdoor 
Sculpture ) survey through National 
Institute for the Conser\'at ion of 
Cultural Proparties ( N . I . C . ) . 

XVI. Old Business 

Schedule for Policy Development and 
Revi ew 

XVII. New Business 
5:45 Adjournment 



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The meeting was called t 

Commissioners present: 
Anne Healy, Chair 
Barbara Sklar 
Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 



Staff present: 

Joanne Chow Winship, Director 

Jill Manton 

Susan Pontious 

Tonia Macneil 

Debra Lehane 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT 

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I. Approval of Minutes of October 23, 1991 meeting 
The minutes of the October 23, 1991, Visual Arts Committee 
meeting were approved as read on a motion by Commissioner 
D. Boas. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 



:RCI0 members 

! dents of ttie 
I Vts Museum 
I Y Commission. 
: ling Commbslon, 
> ration and Park 
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f ;tor of 

.JRAL AFFAIRS 
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\ Art Collection 

\ Design Review 

9 ibortxxsd Arts 

3 Symphony Concerts 

»l : Art Program 

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II. Revisions to the Agenda 

The following revisions were made in the agenda: 

Consent Calendar item #C . 

Removed from agenda 
IV. Art Enrichment: Moscone/ Howard Street 

Removed from agenda 
XI. Art Enrichment: Tenderloin Children's Playground 

In place of artist selection, staff will discuss 

the Selection Panel 
XIII. Art Enrichment: Waterfront Transportation Projects 

Addition of staff report on Muni Metro Project 

III. Consent Calendar 

A. Approval to extend Alan Fleming's contract for Kezar 
Stadium Gates through December 31, 1991. 

B. Approval to formally deaccession two sculptures by 
Robert Irwin, Black/White Ceremonial Gates, Pacific/Asian 
port of Entry due to their irreparable damage and 
destruction as a result of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. 



rt :ommlsston Gallery 
K ^rove Street 
1! 54-9682 



Item #C was removed at the request of staff. 



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Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve Items A and B on the 
Consent Calendar. Commissioner Boas seconded. it was so 
moved . 

IV. Policy Discussion: Multi-Cultural 

Representation 

Jill Manton gave a brief report on issues related to 
multi-cultural representation, stating that she would 
provide a more comprehensive written report on the 
subject . 

Manton explained that there are both procedural and policy 
issues to be studied. Procedurally, staff outreach to 
multi-cultural artists and communities could be expanded, 
possibly by establishing community liaisons and meeting 
with communities on their own terms. 

The policy of selection of art work should be reviewed. 
Selection Panels need more than token multi-cultural 
representation. Currently, the Commission's final 
criteria for approval of art work is artistic excellence. 
Manton raised questions as to who determines the standard 
of excellence, whether there should be other standards and 
how these standards affect bringing new artists into the 
Public Art process. 

V. Artist Initiated Project: Lightpole Sculptures 

Artist Scott Donahue presented his proposal to install 
sculptures on City-owned light poles at 7 locations 
through out San Francisco. The sculptures are light- 
weight plaster ears and brains, approximately 25"x 16". 
The artist's purpose is to promote the virtue of listening 
and to fill a niche in the urban landscape. The 
sculptures would be instaJied indefinitely, subject to 
removal at any time at the request of the City. The 
artist would work directly with the Department of Light 
and Power, and asked for the Arts Commission's approval of 
the aesthetics because the project is on City property. 

The City of EmoryviiLe has allowed the ai-tist to install 3 
similar sculptures, and in the process the artist has 
resolved many issues regarding safety, liability and 
ownership. The artist expects to develop similar 
understandings with the City of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Healy moved to give aesthetic approval to the 
Lightpole Sculptures proposed by artist Scott Donahue for 



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installation in San Francisco. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported that she has been working with the 
artists to provide technical details as to how the 
proposed art will impact, the architecture for the Library. 
She expects to be able lo meet the December 1 deadline as 
requested by the architects. 

The Library Commission unanimously supports the direction 
which the projects are taking. There is still a concern 
about maintenance, which is now being studied. 

Representing Anne Hamilton, Anne Chamberlain presented 
models of tlieir proposal to embed copies of pages of books 
from the library's collection into a five story diagonal 
wall. The artists are working with a New York plasterer, 
Steve Balser. The artists are studying issues of 
legibility, use of color and overall composition. A wide 
variety of literature will be incorporated, in many 
languages, both visual and verbal. The artists are 
meeting with librarians and studying the collection in 
order to make a selection of materials. Commissioners 
requested that particular attention be paid to legibility 
and to the impact of lighting. 

Nayland Blake introduced his revised proposal for the 
five-story stairwell in the Library. The wall will be 
clad in 3'x 3' panels of slate, each embedded with 9 black 
discs creating a grid of 450 points over the whole wall. 
Approximately 1/3 of the discs would house small lights 
shaded by oval mirrored glass with the names of authors 
sand-blasted onto the back. The authors' names will be 
glowing lights projecting from the dark wall. 
Additionally, the mirrored shade can be pivoted to project 
a more diffuse image of the names back onto the library 
wall. The artist was asked to continue to improve the 
legibility of the image projected onto the back wall. 

Blake is currently studying the use of colored glass, and 
will begin the process of selecting authors' names in the 
next phase . 

Susan Pontious explained the new proposal by artist Lothar 
Baumgarten which is in compliance with the Commissioner's 
request made at a previous meeting. The artist proposes 
to produce two pieces, the painted sentence "The Type is 



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the Voice of the Printed Page" in the atrium and a graphic- 
symbol on the 15 'x 9' granite wall in front of the Library 
on Grove Street. 

For his fee, the artist will submit his drawings and come 
to San Francisco to oversee the work. He would not select 
the subcontractors but would give ci'iteria for the kind of 
artisans who would do the work. The program staff would 
locate and hire local labor. 

Commissioners requested rex'iew of design development 
drawings before proceeding to approval of the final 
proposal. Commissioner Boas moved to proceed with a 
$25,000 design development contract for the artist to 
develop two concepts, the graphic on the 15 'x 9' granite 
wall on Grove Street and the painted sentence on the 
Atrium ceiling. Commissioner Sklar seconded. It was so 
moved . 

City architect Russ Abel addressed the Committee regarding 
his concern that the Grove Street wall piece would be lost 
to view. There will be trees in front of the wall, on a 
sidewalk that is only 10' wide. The piece would be 
minimally visible from across the street, and would be 
difficult to understand walking next to it. The 
Commissioners asked that Able make the artist aware of 
these problems so that they can be addressed during design 
development . 

VII. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious requested that the Committee approve the 
purchase of Emmanuel Montoya's Homage to Lydia Mendoza 
($1,500) and La Trinidad Nortena ($1,400), and Carmen 
Lomas Garza's Tamalada ($650). The pieces will be 
installed in the Mental Health Facility. Commissioner 
Healy moved to approve the purchase. Commissioner Sklar 
seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VIII. Arts Commission Gallery 

Glen Helfand presented slides of the artists whom he is 
proposing to include in the exhibition Real Tears which is 
scheduled for February 27 througli April 10 at the Gallery. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve the artists for the 
exhibition. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The vote was 
unanimous . 

Anne Meissner reported that five writers will be 
participating in the Chain Reaction VII exhibit: David 



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Bonetti, Whitney Chadwick, John Ryskamp, Chiori Santiago 
and John Turner. They, in turn selected five others to 
continue the chain: J. John Prioia, Susan Mable Maney, 
Jay Mayberry, Reiko Goto and David Slater. 

IX. Art Enrichment: Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil presented plans for the new Bayview Police 
Station and explained the goals of the project. She 
showed slides of the 7 artists who had been chosen from a 
pool of 43 candidates by the Selection Panel for the 
Bayview Police Station. The Panel was composed of Captain 
Tom Suttmeier of the Police Department Planning Division, 
Peter Wong, Project Architect and Gail Reed, Director of 
the Bayview Opera House. 

The Committee was asked to select four or five artists to 
produce conceptual proposals for one or two sites in the 
station. The Committee unanimously selected three 
artists: John Scott, Cheryl Riley and Gordon Bryan. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve the three artists to 
produce proposals for an amount not to exceed $500.00. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

X. Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton, who is managing the Market Street Seeding 
Projects, asked the Committee to approve the Market Street 
Advisory Panel's recommendations of artists to participate 
in the Photography Documentation and Banner Projects. 

A. Photography Documentation 

1 . Jo Babcock 

2. Susan Schwartzenberg 

3. Jim Goldberg 

4. Brenda Praeger 

5. George Berticevich 

6. Crystal Huie 

B. Banner Series 

1 . Joe Sam 

2. Richard Armstrong 

3. James Lambertus 

4. Chester Yoshida 

5. Caryl Henry 

6. Enrique Chagoya 

7. Ester Hernandez 

For the Photography project, 25 images will be printed and 
installed in the Market Street kiosks. The artists will 
be paid a $2,000 fee to cover an honorarium and print 
costs. They will give the Commission 10 working prints, 



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for the archives, and tlie Commission will print and 
enlarge selected work. 

The 30" X 60" banners will be hung in pairs on 55 light 
poles on Market Street between 3rd and 6th Streets. Seven 
artists have been selected, and each will be shown for up 
to six months. Thus the project has been curated for the 
next three to four years. Joe Sam will be first in the 
series, followed by James Lambertus. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the recommended 
artists for the Market Street Seeding Projects. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

XI. Art Enrichment: Tenderloin Children's 

Playground 

Jill Manton explained to the Commission that the Selection 
Panel which they had previously approved was low on 
community and minority participation, and she asked for 
permission to recruit more members. The Committee agreed 
without taking a vote. 

XII. Art Enrichment: Gateway Project 

Jill Manton informed the Commissioners that Mark DiSuvero 
has agreed to produce a maquette. He was informed that 
changes in his proposal would be possible with Commission 
approval, as the design is developed. 

Debate is still going on as to which agency has final 
design approval, because the Gateway site is owned by the 
Port but leased to the Redevelopment Agency, and the Arts 
Commission has Charter-mandated responsibilities for 
approval of art. The City Attorney will rule on the issue 
and inform the Director. 

XIV. Art Enrichment: Waterfront Transportation 

Projects 

4 finalists, who had been approved previously by the 
Committee were interviewed for the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Project. The selection Panel unanimously approved artist 
Robert Millar, who has already begun work on the project. 
Susan Pontious asked the Committee to approve the panel's 
recommendation. Commissioner LaRocca moved to approve the 
selection of artist Robert Millar and to authorize the 
Director to enter into contract with the artist for an 
amount not to exceed $50,000. Commissioner Sklar 
seconded. It was so moved. 



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Jill Manton will make a presentation to the Port 
Commission of the Gateway, Promenade Ribbon and Historical 
Signage Projects. She requested that Commissioners make 
an effort to attend this meeting in support of the 
projects . 



XV. New Art 

A. Muni Metro East 
Barbara Moy of the 
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extension, bridge and Muni facilities 
6th Streets in Mission Bay. The Project 
ordinated with agencies involved in the 
t. The budget for the project is about 
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bridge crossing China Basin Channel 
ith two platforms next to the freeway 
open yard with maintenance buildings. 



An artist would be hired to work on the design team and 
would be under contract to the designers. Parsons 
Brinkerhoff. The Public Art Program would be involved 
only to conduct the artist selection process. Staff will 
be returning to the Committee with a short list of artists 
for their review. The Commissioners gave approval to 
proceed with the project. 

B. Islais Creek Muni Facilities for storage and 
maintenance of Muni coaches will be renovated and 
constructed at two sites, Islais Creek and Woods Street. 
The preliminary budget is $62.5 million. Kambiz Shandan 
of the PUC explained the projects and identified three 
possible areas for art enrichment: 

-the perimeter fences 

-wall and paving surfaces, and other treatments 
integrated into the architecture 

-the public access land next to Islais Creek itself, 
which borders the Muni facility and which will include 
various pedestrian amenities. 

The Friends of Islais Creek have produced a master plan 
for the public area, and hope to create a major parkway 
along the creek. Public Art staff will meet with that 
group to explain the public art program and understand 
their concerns. This information will be incorporated 
into the R.F.Q.s prepared for the project. 



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The Public Art program will be involved in artist 
selection, to identify an artist for the design team. The 
Commission gave authorization to proceed with the project. 

XVI. Information: Save Our Outdoor Sculpture! 
Director Joanne Chow Winship reported that staff has 
assisted the Friends of Rec and Park in developing and 
submitting an application to Save Our Outdoor Sculpture , a 
project of the National Institute for the Conservation of 
Cultural Properties, for a grant of $17,000 to implement a 
survey of publicly accessible outdoor sculpture and to 
promote public awareness. 

XVII. Schedule for Policy Development and Review 

Joanne Chow Winship presented a list of areas of policy 
which need review or development. S}ie explained that time 
needs to be set aside in the next year to study these 
issues and come to closure. The Committee asked that 
staff prioritize the list and that a special meeting be 
scheduled in January, 1992 to focus on some of the issues. 

XVIII. Market Street Seeding Project 

Jill Manton asked that the Committee vote on the fee for 
Bill Fontana's work on the Castro Theatre project. 
Commissioner Sklar moved to approve a total fee of $10,000 
for the implementation of the project by artist Bill 
Fontana. Commissioner Boas seconded. The ayes were 
unanimous . 

Jill Manton presented the completed Market Street Art 
Master Plan. 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Approval of minutes of October 23, 
1991 Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval to extend Alan Fleming's 
contract for Kezar Stadium Gates through December 31, 
1991 . 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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3. Ordered: Approval to formally deaccession two 
sculptures by Robert Irwin, Black/White Ceremonial Gates, 
Pacific/Asian port of Entry due to their irreparable 
damage and destruction as a result of the Lama Prieta 
Earthquake . 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Aesthetic approval of Scott Donahue's 
lightpole sculptures for installation at locations 
throughout San Francisco. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of a contract of $25,000 for 
artist Lothar Baumgarten to complete design development on 
two proposals, the painted sentence "The Type is the Voice 
of the Printed Page" in the atrium, and a graphic symbol 
on the exterior granite wall on Grove Street. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval of the purchase of Emmanuel 
Montoya's Homage to Lydia Mendoza ($1,500) and La Trinidad 
Nortena ($1,400), and Carmen Lomas Garza's Tamalada ($650) 
for the New Mental Health Facility. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of artists Margaret Crane, 
Cliff Hengst, Cary Leibowitz/Candyass , Eric Otter, Melissa 
Polorny, Leslie Singer and Kevin Sullivan for the 
exhibition Real Tears at the Arts Commission Gallery 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Approval of artists John Scott, Cheryl 
Riley and Gordon Bryan to produce conceptual proposals for 
art work for the Bayview Police Station, for a cost not to 
exceed $500.00 each. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Approval of artists recommended by the 
Market Street Advisory Panel for the Photography 
Documentation Project: Jo Babcock, Susan Schwartzenberg , 
Jim Goldberg, Brenda Praeger, George Berticevich, and 
Crystal Huie, for an honorarium and total implementation 



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cost of $2,000 per artist, and for the Banner Series: Joe 
Sam, Richard Armstrong, James Lambertus, Chester Yoshida, 
Caryl Henry, Enrique Chagoya and Ester Hernandez for a 
total honorarium of $1,000 per artist. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. Ordered: Approval of artist Robert Millar to 
work on the design team of the Muni Metro Turnaround 
Project . 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. Ordered: Approval of an increase in the fee for 
Bill Fontana for design and implementation of the Castro 
Theatre/Muni Project to an amount not to exceed 

$10 , 000 .( Also approved at Visual Art Committee meeting of 

October 23, 1991 ) 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 



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International Airport. 

Resolution to approve the relocation of 
the George Washington Statue to the San 
Francisco Police Dept . for installation 
in the lobby of 1 Jones Street. (Old 
Hibernia Bank Building). 

Authorization to modify contract for 
Acconci , Saitowitz and Soloman 
(Promenade Ribbon Project) to expand 
scope of work for artist team to include 
production of working drawings for South 
Embarcadero, pendind Port Commission and 
Sasaki approval; and to increase fee by 
$15,000 for this work. 

Authorization to further modify contract 
with Acconci, Saitowitz and Soloman to 
authorize team to proceed with 
development of a design concept for the 
North Fmbarcadero to include detailed 
drawings of all locations for art 
concepts and to increase fee by $45,000 
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Authorization to extend Alan Fleming's 
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G. Approval for Mural Project proposed by 
Jesse Topacio for General Hospital. 

II. Approval for honorarium and travel 
payments for Muni-Metro finalists, 
Robert Millar, Carl Cheng, 
Nina Yankowitz, and R.M. Fisher 

3:10 III. Co J lections 

Debra Lehane 

A. Diego Rivera Mural Update/Resolution of 
support . 

B. Request to return Moscone Wall 
competition macquettes to artists Judy 
Pfaff and Ismael Frigerio. 

3:20 IV. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton and Patricia Johanson 
Presentation and review of final working 
drawings . 

3:35 V. Main Library 

Susan Pontious; Project update 

3:45 VI, Tenderloin Art Enrichment 

Jill Manton; Progress report 

3:55 VII. Taraval & Mission Police Stations 

Tonia Macneil 

Status report and review of program 

guidel ines . 

4:05 VIII. Airport 

A. Status of Master Plan 

B. Potential "sculpture niche" in 
International Terminal 

4:15 IX. Old Business 

X. New Business 

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IINIJTES 
^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
<^ DECEMBER'S, 1991 
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I'lie meeting was called to order at 3:2o p.m. 

Commissioners present: Commissioners absent: 

Anne Healy, (."hair Amalia Mesa-Bains 

Barbara Sklar 

Nancy Boas DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Robert LaRocca 

staff P.es.nt: DFC 5 1591 

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Tonia Macneil PUfiPUC 08lN{/Wf*y 

Susan Pontious 
Debra Lehane 

I . Approval of minutes of meeting of November 20, 1991 

The minutes of the November 20, 1991, Visual Arts 
Committee meeting were approved as read on a motion by 
Commissioner LaRocca. Commissioner Sklar seconded. The 
ayes were unanimous. 

II. Approval of minutes of meeting of November 8, 1991 
The minutes of the November 8, 1991, Visual Arts Committee 
meeting were amended to read: "Commissioner Boas noted 
that she attended the artists' briefing and that she did 
not feel that the points she and others had raised at that 
time had been considered by the artists." (P. 6 paragraph 
5). The minutes were approved as amended on a motion by 
Commissioner LaRocca and seconded by Commissioner Sklar. 
The ayes were unanimous. 

III. Consent Calendar 

Item #B was removed from the consent calendar at the • 

request of Commissioner Boas. 

A. Resolution to approve the loan of the Mark Adams 
Tapestries to the Moscone Convention Center for 
temporary installation beginning January 1992 
until a new site for the tapestries is approved 
at the San Francisco International Airport. 

C. Authorization to modify contract for Acconci, 

Saitowitz and Solomon (Promenade Ribbon Project) 
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include production of working drawings for South 
Embarcadero, pending Port Commission and Sasaki 
approval; and to increase fee by S15,000 for 
this work, 

D. Authorization to further modify contract v;ith 
Acconci, Saitowitz and Solomon to authorize team 
to proceed with development of a design concept 
for the North Embarcadero to include detailed 
drawings of all locations for art concepts and 
to increase fee by $45,000 for this work. 

E. Authorization to extend Alan Fleming's contract 
through February 28, 1992. 

F. Approval of Aids Mural Project proposed by Arch 
Williams for City Health Clinic. 

G. Approval for Mural Project proposed by Jesse 
Topacio for General Hospital . 

H. Approval for honorarivim and travel payments for 
Muni-Metro finalists, Robert Millar, Cciivl Cheng, 
Nina Yankowitz and R.M. Fisher. 

The amended consent calendar was approved on a motion by 
Commissioner LaRocca. Commissioner Sklar seconded. The 
ayes were unanimous. 

III. Consent Calendar Item #B: Collections 

George Washington Statue 

Reqviest for motion to appro\'e the relocation ot the George 
Washington Statue to the San Francisco Police Department 
for installation in the lobby of #1 Jones Street (Old 
Hibernia Bank Building). 

In response to questions from Commi ss i onei- Boas, lJel:)ra 
Lehane , Collections Manager, stated that tlie pi^oposed move 
places tlie art back under the City's jurisdiction rcither 
than the Board of Education. Lehane stated thdL il is 
appropriate to remove the sculpture from its pri'siiit 
location at a school. She has contacted other cigencies 
which were unable to house the sculpture, but t lie Poiice 
Department has been able to provide an appropriate site 
and is pleased with the plans. 

Commissioner Boas requested that the language >) I I lio 
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permanent instai ia t ion . Comniissioner Sklar mo\'ed to 
ai^prove the relocation of the George Washington Statue to 
the San Francisco Police Department for installation at #i 
Jones Street (Old Hibernia Bank Builidng), until a more 
permanent location is found. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. It was so moved. 

IV. Col Lections: Uiego Rivera Mural Update/Resolution 

Debra Leliane reported that she has met with members of the 
Diego Flivera Committee from City College of San Francisco 
regarding the proposed relocation of the mural. fhe 
Committee asked that the Commission provide a letter of 
support for the funding of planning and study of the 
proposed relocation, therefore Lehane drafted a resolution 
of support with Commissioner Mesa-Bains' assistance wliich 
she presented to the Committee. Lehane noted that she 
will continue to work with the Relocation Committee and 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains to provide guidance in the 
relocation process. Commissioner Boas moved to approve 
the language of a resolution of support for City College's 
efforts to obtain funds for the planning and study of the 
proposed relocation of the Diego Rivera mural. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 

V. CoJ lections: Moscone/Esplanade Ballroom macquettes 

Debra Lehane asked the Committee to review two pieces from 
the Moscone/Esplanade Ballroom competition for possible 
I'eturn to the artists. It was the Commissioner's decision 
to retain the pieces siting plans to mount an exhibition 
of Public Art proposals at some future date. 

VI. New Main Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the artists' proposals were 
seriously over Vjudget . Staff will not know by how much 
until Friday, December 20, when the estimates for the cost 
of the projects' impact on the building will be available. 
The architect's charges for their additional services came 
in much liigher than expected, and staff is pursuing 
whether or not a reduction in these charges can be 
negotiated . 

In any case, the projects as currently proposed are still 
considerably over budget, and painful compromises will 
have to be made. Pontious will be preparing final budgets 
for the Committee's review. 

Pontious requested that the Committee approve an expansion 
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the production of shop drawings to be completed by 
February 1 and a $5,000 increase in the artist's fee. 
Commissioner Sklar moved approval of the request, and 
Commissioner Healy seconded. The ayes wei-e unanimous. 

VII. Art Enrichment: Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil introduced the program guidelines for art 
enrichment at Taraval Police Station. Gary Hoy, Project 
Architect from the Bureau of Architecture, described the 
planned renovations to the Station and the exterior site 
proposed for art enrichment. An artist will be 
commissioned to design and fabricate a 6'x 3' frieze abo\'e 
the door to the new Community Room. The public lobby is 
also an appropriate site, and the Committee recommended 
that an artist-designed wall treatment, such as a mural, 
textile or bas relief would be appropriate for the site. 
Staff requested that the Committee approve the program 
guidelines and selection process for the commissioning of 
an exterior frieze and lobby-area wall treatment in 
keeping with the architectural style of the Taraval Police 
Station for a total art work budget not to exceed $40,000. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve the request. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Sunnydale Pump Station 

In response to a previous request of the Committee, 
Patricia Johansen, artist and Harold Coffey, project 
manager from the Clean Water Program presented the working 
drawings and landscape design plans for the Patricia 
Johansen piece to be installed at the Sunn>dale Pump 
Station . 

The design has been reduced to the most basic materials 
and components in order to meet tlie $44 1,000 budget. The 
fabrication and installation will now go out to bid, so 
that the project may be complete as early as Fall of 1991i. 
The Committee informed the new project manager, Shannon 
Maloney, that there should be no deduct alternates in the 
bid package, and that they wished to be informed 
immediately if the bids came in over budget. The 
Committee also requested staff to work with the Cleaii 
Water Program to identify funds to brijig the ai'tist to the 
site for critical points during instaJ 1 at i on , in 
particular the construction of the Ribbon Worm, tlie Arbor 
and the Snake's Head. Commissioner Boas requested I hat 
the Project Manager remind the landscape architect that 
the Water Department structures on the site should l)e luaile 
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IX. Art Enrichment: Tenderloin Recreation Center 

JilL Maiiton reported on the progress of the artist 
selection for the Tenderloin Recreation Center. 52 
candidates applied, from which the Selection Panel 
identii'ied 11 semi -f inal ists . Artists will be 
commissioned to work together, experienced artists with 
less-experienced artists, and develop processes to involve 
chiJdren in the creation of the finished art work. Areas 
for possible art enrichment include walls, columns, 
lighting fixtures and sconces, and benches. 

Manton will present a short list of the proposed 
candidates at the next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

X. Art Enrichment: Airport 

Susan Pontious noted that the status of the master plan 
was incorporated in her staff report, which the 
Commisioneis had received. 

Pontious asked that the Commissioners approve a new site 
for the permanent installation of sculpture at the 
airport: a sculpture niche located in the central 
terminal lower level exit corridor. The area is under 
renovation and the site will be surfaced and lighted 
according to Public Art Program specifications. 
Commissioner Healy moved to approve the request. 
Commissioner LaRocca seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

OLD BUSINESS 

XI. Art Enrichment: Market Street Art Master Plan 

Jill Manton informed the Committee that the artist Paul 
Kos has filed a lawsuit against the City. 

XII. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Howard Street 

The artist-team of the Howard Street site is currently 
preparing a written response to the contingencies 
identified by the Committee last June. The responses are 
due on January 1 . Director Winship recommended that the 
Committee review the artists' written response before 
giving direction to the artists as to the scope of further 
work on the site. 

XIII. Pol icy: Arts Commission Jurisdiction 
JoanTie Chow Winship clarified the Commission's 
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art. The Commission is not the only agency entitled to 
contract with artists or consultants on public art. 

The Committee requested that the Director write a letter 
to the Director of Planning stating that the Arts 
Commission has the expertise and experience on staff and 
within the Commission to provide and oversee the placement 
of public art. 

Jill Manton informed the Commissioners that language had 
been included in the contracts with the Mid-Embarcadero 
contractors which requires that the public art plan be 
developed under the guidance of the Arts Commission. 

XIV. Art Enrichment: Muni-Metro Portal 

At the request of the Committee, artist Robert Millar 
described the process by which he had developed his 
concept for art work located at the Muni-Metro portal, and 
presented the proposed design. The budget for the project 
has not been identified, however the project architects 
have estimated that $275,000 to $300,000 will be 
available. The artist's design must be approved by the 
beginning of February in order to be incorporated into tlie 
60% construction documents, and there are many commissions 
and agencies with oversite. The Commissioners commented 
that the proposed design, representing the image of a 
striped bass, was problematic in terms of the scale, form 
and content, therefore it would be difficult to secure 
approval from the many parties concerned in the sliort time 
available. The artist was advised to continue in the 
spirit of his research but to rethink the form. 

XV. Art Enrichment: Embarcadero Gateway 

Mark DiSuvero has completed a drawing of his proposed 
sculpture for the Embarcadero Gateway, and has begvin 
actual fabrication of a central element of tiie piece. 
Jill Manton presented the drawing and photographs of the 
work from the artist's studio. The Commissioners asked 
that the artist submit more drawings to cliiri fy liis 
proposed design, in particular tfie kinetic element and the 
base of the sculpture. 

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REPORTS AND ORDERS 

1. Ordered: Appi'ovai of minutes of November 20, 
1991 \'isiiai Arts Committee meeting. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval of minutes as amended for 
November 8, 1991 \isual Arts Committee meeting. 
Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of the loan of the Mark 
Adams Tapestries to the Moscone Convention Center for 
temporary installation beginning January 1992 until a new 
site for the tapestries is approved at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
\'ot e : Unani mous 

4. Ordered: Authorization to modify contract for 
Acconci, Saitowitz and Solomon (Promenade Ribbon Project) 
to expand scope of work for artist team to include 
production of working drawings for South Embarcadero, 
pending Port Commission and Sasaki approval; and to 
inci-ease fee by $15,000 for this work. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Authorization to further modify 
contract with Acconci, Saitowitz and Solomon to authorize 
team to proceed with development of a design concept for 
the North Embarcadero to include detailed drawings of ail 
locations for art concepts and to increase fee by $45,000 
for this work. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: .Vuthor izat ion to extend Alan Fleming's 
contract through February 28, 1992. 

Moved: Commissioner 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of Aids Mural Project 
proposed by Arch Williams for City Health Clinic. 
Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 



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8. Ordered: Approval for Mural Project proposed by 
Jesse Topacio for General Hospital. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Approval for honorarium and travel 
payments for Muni-Metro finalists, Robert Millar, Carl 
Cheng, Nina Yankowitz and R.M. Fisher. 

Moved: Commissioner LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. Ordered: Approval of the relocation of the 
George Washington Statue to the San Francisco Police 
Department for installation in the lobby of #1 Jones 
Street (Old Hibernia Bank Building) until a more permanent 
location is found. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote : Unanimous 

11. Ordered: Approval of language for a resolution 
in support of San Francisco City College's efforts to 
obtain funds for the planning and study of the proposed 
relocation of the Diego Rivera mural Pan Americcin Unity. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

12. Ordered: Authorization to modify contract for 
Alice Aycock to expand scope of work to include production 
of shop drawings and to increase fee by $5,000 for lliis 
work . 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. Ordered: Authorization to staff to implement 
art enrichment program as amended and to begin artist 
selection process for the Taraval Police Station for a 
total art work budget not to exceed $40,000. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

14. Ordered: Approval of "sculpture niche" in the 
central terminal lower level exit coriidor at San 
Francisco Airport as a site for the installation of a 
permanent art work. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural for Arlington Hotel at 
Leavenworth and Ellis; Johanna Poettig, 
artist, with Giahy Chung and Don Bonus. 

B. Approval of final payment of $2,766.66 
on Nayland Blake's design development 
contract for the Main Library. 

C. Approval of final payment of $5,000 on 
Alice Aycock's design development 
contract for the Main Library. 

Embarcadero: Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill Manton 

Review of Final drawings before working 

drawings . 

Main Library 

Debra Lehane ; Susan Pontious; Russ Abel, 
Cathy Simon 

A. Pioneer Monument 

B. Review of Revision of Nayland Blake 
design; Approval of contract for 
production of shop drawings and author 
research for $12,000 



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C. Budget 

D. Francis O'Conner Visit 

Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

Review of FY 91-92 schedule 

Muni-Metro Turnaround 

Jill Manton; Susan Pontious; Robert Millar; 

Dave Sutter 
Review of artist's design proposal 

Muni-Metro Extension 

Jill Manton 

Review of recommended candidates 



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4:40 VIII. Islais Creek/Woods Muni Facilities 

Jill Manton 

Panelist Recommendations 

4:50 IX. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil; Capt. Tom Suttmeier and Peter 

Wong 

Approval of Selectin Panel recommendation of 

proposal by artist Cheryl Riley. 

5:00 X. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil; Capt. Tom Suttmeier and Peter 

Wong 

Approval of Selection Panel composition 

5:05 XI. Tenderloin Recreation Center 

Jill Manton 
Artist Selection 

5:25 XII. Firestation #2 

Susan Pontious 
Artist Selection 

5:45 XIII. Moscone/Howard St. 

Jill Manton; Discussion 

6:00 XIV. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton 

A. Banner Design 

Approval of design by Joe Sam 

B. Photo Series 

XV. Set Date for Next Policy Meeting 

XVI. Information: 

Meeting of Rivera Committee, Feb. 13, 1992 

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f t.he Deceiiibet 18. 1991 Visual Arts Committee 
.approved as read on a motiori by '.Commissioner- 
sionFir LaRocc:a seconded. The ayes were 



1,1. Consent Calendar 

A. Appi~ova,i of mural for Arlington Hotel at l..eavenwor i:h 
and Ellis; Oohanna F'oettig, artist, with G^iaiiy Chung 
and Don Bonus . 

e. Approval of final payment of $2,766.66 on Nayland 
Blake's design development contract for the Main 

L. i b r- a r y . 

C, Approval of final payment of $5,000 on Alice Aycock's 
design development contract for the Mam Library. 

The consent calendar was approved on a motion by 
Commissioner- Boas, seconded by Commissioner LaRocca. T I le 
a yes w ere u n a r 1 i m o u s . 

III. Public Art: Embarcadero Promenade Ribbon Project 

Jill l-iant.on reported on the status of the Proinenade Ribbon 
Pro.ject, remiriding tt'ie commissioners that the benches and 
bollards deleted and that function is now provided by tlie 
ar-tists' design. However, there would be no architectural 
credit to the art budget for replacement of these items. 



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Commissioner Healy moved to recommend that a credit tor 
the cost of the replaced bollards and benches be made to 
the art budget. She stated that she would speak with 
Chief Administrative Officer Rudy Nothenberg regarding 
this. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. 1 rie ayes were, 
unanimous . 

Barbara Stauffacher Solomon explained the artist- team ' s 
recommendation that trash receptacles be located at a 
distance from the Ribbon and that they be ot a simple, 
elegant design, preferably the same color of concrete as 
the sidewalk. Sasaki, Assoc, which is performing design 
review on the project, agrees with this idea. 



Ms. Stauffacher Solomon discussed the necessary sand- 
blasting of the glass block. It was agreed that sand- 
blasting was only necessary on the glass in the sidewalk. 
John Winder, consulting architect, e>;plained the team's 
concept for fiber-optic lighting beneath the bJocks. Ttie 
lighting could be tied into existing City street Jightiny 
at 35' intervals. He explained that Ihe City would need 
to lay empty conduit from the light poles to the R.ibbon 
and provide junction boxes. Commissiorier- Healy requested 
that the team consult a lighting designer or engineer to 
insure safety and feasibility. 



reject manager Peg Divine explained some or tlie 
ems with tying into the City lighting system and 
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Commissioner Healy moved to approve the revised glass 
block design and the lighiting concept, contingent ut:>on 
resolution of budget, maintenance anci feasibility issues. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. The rnofion passed 
unanimously . 

It was agreed that a meeting be set up betweeri the artist 
team and Sasaki to resolve remaitTirig design issue^i cind 
that the artists should be apprised ol design guide Indies 
in the Pier 7 area . 



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Public Art 



Main Library 



A. Pioneer Monufiient 

Debra Lehane reviewed for the C:omnnttee the tivic Desi<.)n 
Review Cofnmittee discussion of Jariuary 16 regarding the 
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had been previousiv identified and a f easibi J i ty study has 
been conducted. I hree bond issues are on tiie June ballot 
which could effect the. ptoposed relocation: i. to create 
tlie rulton Street Mali, 2- to extend the Civic Center 
Garage beneatti tlie proposed mall and 5,. for the re-design 
of the i;":i. vie center. 

I lie I ivir L''esi<.in [Review Lornmittee reviewed the proposed 
loc::a tioii'^^'. and has agreed that the Fulton Stieet lialJ ,i s 
the (nost favorable. the Arts Commission will be asked to 
make a dec-isiori coi^cerning t hie monuirient sometime after tlie 
Libraiv c,:er tif icat ion of the EIR on February 2/th. 



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lake i n trociuced the revised design foi the 

I the Libiary. Fiber Optics wi il be; used 
ary lighting, to solve the maititenance 
alJ wall now be moved out and angled. It 
endent structure which the stairway wraps 

be made of steel with a perforated metal 
e back of the wall, with glowing fiber 

II be visible. The artist and architects 
g to identify a pivot system to hold the 



I he autliors are seen as leading lights of the community. 
Tlie whole wall acts as a spine, and also as an index, 
because the authors' names will be loci'^ted on the floor 
where their- works are found. 



rhe Committee requested review of 
light system. 



a final mock up of the 



The artist s next contract will include production of shop 
drawirigs and selection of authors, which will involve 
extensive meetings with library personnel as well as the 
larger' community. 

Commissioner Healy moved to approve a contract for 
production of shop drawings and autlior researcfi for 
$12,000. Commissioner Healy seconded. It was so moved. 

C . Budget 

Susan Pontious informed tlie Commissioners that the artists 
and architects had been able to reduce their costs 
sufficiently to bring the entire project in on budget. 
Coinmissioner Healy moved approval of the fee proposal by 
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Winkelstein Moris Associated Architects of $122 ,6t>S for 
additional design services and use of their consultants 
for art enrichment for the New liain Library. 

D- Francis O'Conner visit 

Debra Lehane reported that Mr. 0' Conner had postponed rus 

visi t . 

V. Arts Commission Gallery 

Anne Meissner asked if the Commissioners had questions 
regarding the upcoming gallery schedule for the coming 
year. Commissioner Healy requested that the issue of the 
Gallery, including the schedule, be discussed at .:* spei.:iai 
meeting. She requested that a meeting be set up as soon 
as possible. 

The proposed budget would not increase over the cui-rent 
budget. It includes $30,000 for t> indoor exhibits, 
$18,000 for 3 outdoor exhibits and $9,200 for operating 
expenses. Meissner reiterated that there are important 
deadlines coming up, including a grant deadline and 
approval of the April exhibition and plans for the outdoor 
si te . 

Commissioner LaRocca departed at this time. nil rollowing 
items were presented as information only. 

VI. Muni-Metro Extension 

Jill Manton presented a short list of candidates for 
participation on a design team for Murii bridges over' 
Mission and Islais Creek and for a Muni s^ehicle facility. 
30 candidates were reviewed by the curator ctnd a list of 
five were presented to Barbara Moy, the PDC Proiecl 
Manager. The candidates are: Kent Roberts, l-^obert 
Catalusci , Anita Margrill and the team of I'etet Rjcfiards, 
Michael Oppenheimer and Jerry Lum. The fee for the 
project IS based on a typical architect's full time annual 
salary of $50,000. It is expected that the first phase of 
the project will require about Cj months of full time work. 

Commissioners Healy and Boas recommended tfiat the team o\ 
Richards, Oppenheimer- and Lum be approved tor inciusiori in 
the design team. 

VII. Public Art Bayview Police Station 

The Selection Panel for the Bayview Police Station, 
composed of Captain Suttmeier, Peter Woiig, u<.-\ii Raid of 
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f i-orii uaptaiti Rich Holder and several oflicers, reviewed 
tlie proposals of artists John Scott, Gordon Bryan and 
Cf'iervl Riley. The f-'anel unanimously recommended Cheryl 
Riley to receive the commission for art enrichment at the 
station . 



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VIII. Public Art: Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil asked the Commissioners to review the 
composition of a Selection Panel for the Taraval Police 
Statioru The Panel would be composed of an Arts 
Commissioner, an Arts Professional, preferably from tlie 
cofTimunity, Captain Suttmeier, Peter Wong and Tonia 
Macneil. The pro iect architect, Gary Hoy, and ttie station 
commander would advise the panel. Commissioners Healy and 
Boas agreed that an Arts Commissioner was not needed on a 
panel for a project of this scale. 

IX. Islais Creek/Woods Muni Facility 

Jill Manfon asked the Commissioners to review a list of 
potential panelists for the Selection Panel For the Islais 
Creek/Woods tiuni Facility, and recommend four people. I he 
suagested names were: John Wanette, Bonny Lloyd (the Urban 
Geographer), Relko Goto, Al Wong and Yolanda Lopez. I lie 
Commissioners agreed to t^ecommend John Wanette, Bonny 
Lloyd, Lewis DeSoto and Yolanda Lopez as members of the 
Select ion Pa tie J. . 

X. Market Street 

JiLl Manton presented the banner designs by ai List Joe Sam 
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between 3rd and 6th Streets for three months. 
Commissioners Healy and Boas will recommend that the Arts 
Commission approve the designs as submitted. The artist 
will receive a $500 honorarium for each design. 

Manton reported on the progress of the Photo Series tor 
Market Street. The first series will be installed in the 
25 Gannett kiosks between Van Ness and Embarcadero m late 
March, 

An alternate Market Street Advisory Committee member is 
needed to replace Judy Chan. Possible replacements are 
Ellen Sebastian, Rene Pritikin and Margaret Crane. The 
Commissioners will recommend approval of Ellen Sebastian, 
who is the Director of Life on the Water. 

XI. Muni Metro Turnaround 

Artist Robert Millar presented his revised and additional 
proposals for art to be integrated into the Muni Metro 
Portal on the Embarcadero. In addition to tlie 
Commissioners, Dave Sutter and Flint Nelson of the PUC 
participated in the discussion. 

The artist presented a revision of his original proposal, 
which previously had been rejected by the Commission at 
it'^s December meeting as well as a new proposal toi 
mirrored surfaces covered with text on the interior walls 
of the tube. The content of the text would be the series 
of questions the artist had posed to hirnselt in 
researching the project. 

Discussion centered around the intent of the PUC and Pott 
in creating an opportunity for art work integrated into 
the structure, and the feasibility of receivincj approval, 
of the proposals from the many agencies involved. The 
final environmental impact statement, or FEIS, has been 
interpreted to preclude any proposal which radically 
altered the current desigri of the portal struct uie. 

The Commissioners and statt from the PUC agreed that 
neither proposal would receive support at I, his point. 
They recommended that the artist re-tliink the project, and 
that if possible an additional three to loui" weeks -liould 
be made available for this task. 

The scope of the project would t)e extefu:led In iiu:liiUe the 
interior of the tunnel f rcxn thie end of the portal back to 
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fir'--, t pi opo'i-.al were appealing, in part, iculai Ltie diaciuii'ii 
f=lev.^ti.on Rinerqiiiq from the tunnel and tlie use of 
materials sucli as glass, and copper. 

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XII. Firestation #2 

Susan r^'ontious prc-^sented the recommenda t irjns of the 
Selection T'cineJ for finalists to produce proposals for art 
enricfiment on the new building. ijiass canopies and 
1 a n t e i n s; a i- e t w o areas i-m hi i c h 1 1 a v e been i d e n t ,l i i e d a s 
possible 1. (J cat ions lor at t enrichment. Five ai tists were 
(~ecommended : Sonya Ishii, Fiobin Brailstord, F^ober to 
Saias, r-VL Wong and Eileen Borgeson. Commissioners Healy 
arid E^oas idenl :i f i ed tfiree artists: bonya IshiJ . Roberto 
Salas and i^^ l Wona for r-ecommendation to the (\\ ts 
LommissLon. I he artists will be recommendeid to rec:eiv''e £Ui 
lionoiarium ot $500 each to create proposals. 



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the original proposal. Budget and 
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the project would still be $40,000 

is willing to work with the 
the design issues, by either going 

project, or altering the design to 
eet but retaining the concept, or 
entirely new concept developed 
etings with the coinmunity and 
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gain with a new selection process. 



A discussion took place concerning the possible 
alternatives, liowever no agreement was reached. 



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The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. 
REPORTS AND ORDERS 



1- Ordered: Approval of minutes of December 
1991 Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 



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2. Ordered: Approval of final payment of $2,76t> 

on Nayland Blake's design development contract for the 

Main Library. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 



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3. Ordered: Approval of mural for Arlington Hotel 
at Leavenworth and Ellis; Johanna Poettig, artist, with 
Giahy Chung and Don Bonus. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. Ordered: Approval of final payment of $5,000 on 
Alice Aycock's design development contract tor the Main 
Library. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of revised glass block design 
and lighting concept for the Embai~cadero RibLion Proiect, 
contingent upon resolution of budget, maintenance and 
feasibility issues. 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Recommendation that a credit Lie made 
to the Ribbon Project art budget for the. cost of the 
replaced bollards and benches for the Embai^cadero 
Promenade . 

Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7- Ordered: Approval of a contract ot" $12,000 lor- 
Nayland Blake for production of shop drawjngs and aulhoi 
research for the New Main Library. 
Moved: Commissioner Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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8. Ordered : Approval of the fee proposal by Pel 
Cobb Freed and Partners and Simon Mai tin-Vegue WinkelsLem 
Moris Associated Architects of $122,565 for additional 
design services cuid use of their consultants for art 
enrichment for the New Main Library. 
Moved: L-omiTiissioner Healy 
V o t e : U n a r 1 i m o u s 

Mo action was taken on the following items due to the lack, 
of a quorum. ^\^e Commissioners present made 
recommendations for further consideration by the Visual 
Arts Committee as follows: 

i. Recommended: Approval of the team of Peter 
Richards. Michael Oppenheimer and Ricftar d Lum to 
participate on a design team for the Muni bridges over 
Mission aiid Islais Creek and for a Muni vehucle facility. 

2. P.ecommended : Approval of Cheryl Riley Lo 
cr~eate ar t enricfiment at the Bayview Police Station and 
authorization to the Dir~ector to enter into contract witfi 
the cirtist for" an amount not to exceed $39,000. 

3. r^ecommended : Approval of a Selection Panel for- 
the Taraval Police Station to include an arts 
professional. Captain Tom Suttmeier, Peter Wong and Tonia 
Macneil . 

4. Recommended: Approval of John Winet, Bonny 
Lloyd, Lewis DeSoto and Yoianda Lopez as members of the 
Selection Panel for the Islais Creek/woods Muni Facility. 

5. Recommended: Approval of Joe Sam's designs for 
banners to be installed on Market Str-eet and au tfujrization 
to pay an honorarium of $1000 for his work. 

6. Recommended: Approval of Ellen Sebastian as a 
member of the Market Street Advisory Committee to replace 
Judy Chan. 

7. Recommended: Approval of artists Sonya Ishii, 
Roberto Salas and Al Wong to create proposals for art work 
at Firestation tt2, and authorization to pay each artist a 
maquette fee of $500. 

3. Recommended: Approval of artists Martha 
Heavenston for an amount not to exceed $10,000 and the 
team of Joe Sam and Joanna Poethig, for an amount not to 



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exceed $25,000 each artist and pending additional funding, 
Juana Alicia and Samboun Sayasane to develop art projects 
for the Tenderloin Recreation Center, and authorization to 
the Director to enter into contract with the artists. 




mia Macneii, Curator 
Public Art Program 




Joalnne Chow Wihship 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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Computerization of collection 



Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

A. Approval of exhibit scheduled for 
April 24- June 4, 1992, Minisciile 
Miniatures (working title). 

B. Update of exhibit concepts submitted 

Moscone/Howard St. 

Joanne Chow Winship 

Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of George Gonzales's design 

development contract for Gazebo. 

Mission Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Review and approval of Project Guidelines 

Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Request to purchase proposal drawing from 

John Scott. 



4:40 IX. 



4:50 X. 
5:00 XI. 

5:15 XII. 

XII. 
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XIV. 

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Airport Parking Garage 

Susan Pontious; Clyde Cohen, Bureau of 

Architecture 

Approval of Art Enrichment concept 

Firestation 40 

Bruce Flynn, Jorge Gutierrez 
New Art Enrichment Project 

Muni-Metro Turnaround 

Susan Pontious 
Report 

Sunnydale Pump Station 

Shannon Maloney/Harold Coffee 

Schedule next policy meeting 
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5^ MINUTES 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
FEBRUARY 19, 1992 



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Commissioners Healy and Mesa-Bains met informally with staff 
to hear and comment on the following staff reports: 

I. Minutes of January 29 Visual Arts Committee Meeting. 

At the ne?;t Visual Arts Committee meeting, staff will 
request. ai>vn-oval of a revision to the January 29 minuLos. 
Page H, Paragraph 7, first sentence should be revised to 
read: "The Commissioners and staff from the PUC agreed that 
nei ther proposal would receive support . 

T. Publ ic Art: Sunnydale Pump Station 

DPW Project Manager Shannon Maloney reported that the cost 
estimates for Sunnydale Pump Station are more than $400,000 
over the construction budget available. The available 
budget is $365,000 plus a $37,000 contingency, for a total 
of $402,000, and the estimates came in at over $1 million. 
The estimates might be as much as 25% high, but this does 
not alleviate the entire problem. 

Options open to the artist and Commission are: 

1. Redesign, or cut down on material costs, however 
this has already been done to the extent possible. 

2. Go out to bid with the hope of finding contractors 
who would find this kind of work interesting and 
might give a favorable price. 

3. List items separately in the bid package, asking 
for separate bids on each segment of the project, 
with the hope of getting lower bids. 

4. Investigate use of the Islais Creek Art Enrichment 
funds, a total of $100,000, which have been held 
in reserve . 

It was recommended that the artist be advised of the 
situation and be included in any decision. The Project 
Manager should send the artist a copy of the bid package and 
ask for her recommendations. 

DPW will either develop a bid package with a base bid of 
under $400,00 and the other segments as ad-alternates, or 



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will send out each segment as a separate bid item. The 
possibility of using the Islais Creek funds should also be 
investigated . 

II. Public Art: Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious reported that she will ask the Visual Arts 
Committee to approve a payment of $18,150 to George Gonzalez 
for Design Development for art at the Mental Health 
Facility . 

III. Public Art: Mission Police Station 

Tonia Macneil introduced the project guidelines and time 
line for the Mission Police Station. Commissioner Mesa- 
Bains recommended that staff consult community organizations 
which deal with youth at risk, such as Rap and Horizons 
Unlimited, in developing the program for the lobby of the 
Juvenile Facility. Commissioner Mealy will appoint 
Commissioner Mesa-Bains as the Arts Commission liaison to 
the Selection Panel, and herself as the alternate. 

IV. Public Art: Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil will request that the Commission purchase John 
Scott's proposal drawing for the Bayview Police Station. 
The price of the drawing, framed is about $350. Funds are 
available in the art enrichment budget. 

V. Public Art: Firestation #40 

Bruce Flynn from the Bureau of Architecture presented the 
plans for remodeling and upgrading the Fire Station in the 
Sunset at 18th Avenue. The building is Monterey colonial 
style. The remodeling will add recessed side walls, replace 
grillwork on the upper windows, replace the roof cind change 
the curve of the garage arches. The construction budget is 
$1 million, therefore the 2% art enrichment allocation will 
be $20,000. The logical sites for art work are the 
balconies or the wall surfaces, into which tile could be 
set . 

The Visual Arts Committee will further discuss the ai't 
enrichment program once the conceptual design has been 
approved by the Civic Design Review Committee. 

VI. Public Art: Airport Parking Garage 

Clyde Cohen from the Bureau of Architecture presented the 
proposed design of a new parking structure at the San 
Francisco Airport. The 7-story, 3,000 car giirage will be 
located between South Airport Boulevard and an off- ramp from 
Highway 380. 



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The art enrichment budget will be $450,000. 

Mr. Cohen proposed that art enrichment be integrated into 
the entire signage and graphics program of the garage, 
through the use of fiber optics. Architectural credits will 
be given for replacement of standard signage and graphics 
for the building. 

The timeline for the project is tight. Working drawings 
will be complete by June, bids will go out in October and it 
is expected that the building will be complete a year from 
October . 

Commissioners expressed concern that artists might be 
strangled by too many functional regulations in such a 
project. However they agreed to recommend that the Visual 
Arts Committee approve fiber optics as an art concept for 
the bui Id ing . 

VII. Art Commission Gallery 

Anne Meissner reported the death of Helaine Fortgang, a 
member of the Gallery's Advisory Board. 

Meissner reported on the plans for Exploration City-Site. 
The Gallery has applied for a LEF Foundation grant to fund 
part of the program, and additional funding is being sought. 
She asked the Commissioners to consider a list of Selection 
Panelists for the program. The Commissioners recommended 
Judy Moran, Mildred Howard (with Renee Yanez as an 
alternate ) , David Robinson and one additional person from 
the list. Meissner will begin advertising the project. 
Awards will be approved pending receipt of funding. 

Meissner presented the artists proposed for an April 24th 
exhibition at the Gallery. The title of the exhibition is 
subject : SIGHT. It will focus on small works which deal 
with aspects of seeing. The Commissioners were concerned 
about overcrowding, and suggested that the exhibit include 
five of the proposed artists: Tom Foolery, Peggy Ingalls, 
Bob Jones, Ingrid Maun, and Chris Daubert. More research 
should be done before approving proposals from other 
art is ts . 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Moscone Center/Howard Street 

Joanne Winship stated that the Visual Arts Committee will 
have three options to consider when it meets to decide on 
the future of the Mart inez-Petropoulos-White proposal. The 



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Commission may approve the artists' proposal in its current 
form, ask the team to start again with an entirely new 
proposal or stop the project entirely and begin again with a 
new set of guidelines and selection process. 

The discussion centered around the need to have more contact 
with the team before a decision is made. The Commissioners 
will recommend to the Visual Arts Committee that the artists 
be invited to return to San Francisco for another meeting 
and that transportation costs be paid by the Commission. 

IX. Collections 

A. The Arneson bust 

Recent correspondence with the Goldstrom Gallery concerning 
the Arneson bust was discussed. 

B. Storage Room 

Debra Lehane reports that the remodeling of the storage room 
in Suite 70 is complete. 

C. Computerization of the Collection 

Debra Lehane reports that she is moving forward on the 
computerization of the collection. The software has been 
ordered and should be in place by Summer. 

D. Rivera Mural Meeting 

Debra Lehane reported that she and commissioner Mesa-Bains 
attended a meeting of the Diego Rivera Mural Committee. The 
Committee must raise funds to study how to move the mural 
and then raise funds to move it. A major concern at this 
point is to insure that the wall in the library is strong 
enough to hold the mural. There will be a meeting on March 
26 to view a video tape simulating the mural in it's new 
location. 

Ms. Lehane is serving on the planning committee for the 
project . 



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SPECIAL MEETING OF TH^i^ISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

THURSDAY, M^^H 5 , 1992 

3 P.Mt^^^ 
25 VAN NESS, SUTTE 240 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

A. Approval of minutes to Jan. 29, 1992 Visual 
Arts Committee as revised. 

B. Authorization for Director to enter into 
contract with George Gonzales for $18,150 for 
design development of art enrichment proposal 
for New Skilled Mental Health Nursing 

Fac il ity . 

C. Approval of project guidelines for Mission 
Police Station Art Enrichment Program, with 
Commissioner Mesa-Baines as Arts Commission 
liaison and Commissioner Healy as alternate. 

D. Approval of purchase and framing of John 
Scott's proposal drawing for the Bayview 
Police Station. 

E. Approval of use of fiber optics, incorporating 
signage and graphics, as an art concept for 
the new Airport Parking Garage, and art 
enrichment budget of $450,000. 

F. Approval for Arts Commission Gallery to begin 
advertising Exploration City-Site Program for 
1992-93. 

G. Approval of exhibition at San Francisco 
Gallery entitled Subject : Sight for the 
Gallery from April 24 -June 5, 1992. Artists 
to be exhibited are: Tom Foolery, Peggy 
Ingalls, Bob Jones, Chris Daubert, and Ingrid 
Maun . 

H. Authorization for the Director to arrange a 
special meeting between the Visual Arts 
Committee and the artist-team for Moscone 
Center/Howard St. project, and to pay for the 
team's travel expenses. 



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II. GALLERY 

A. Current Gallery Budget Situation 



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B. Program Enhancement and Arts Community 
Involvement 



C. Planning Process J 

D. Current Program Schedule 

III. MUNIMETRO TURNAROUND 

Review of Artist's new proposal for site. 



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concerning tlie (Jailery was held. Participants in the 
meeting were: Joanne Chow Winship, Director of Cultural 
Affairs, Anne Meissner, Gallery Director, Commissioners Anne 
flealy, Nancy Boas and Dodie Rosekrans, and Gallery Advisory 
Board Members Bonnie Earls Solari and Catherine E. 
Maechl ing . 



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MEETING 



Consent Calendar 

Exonerate Surety Co. of the Pacific from 
further liability for the performance 
bond issued to Nelson Ironworks for 
fabrication and installation of gates at 
Kezar Stadium. 

Endorsement of "Bus Shelter Gallery" 
proposal by Naomie Kremer, which would 
institute an exhibition of works by MPA 
students in bus shelter ad panels. 

Approval at Director's discretion to 
increase Eleanor Beaton's contract by 
$14,580 and extend until Oct. 3, 1992 for 
professional services for the public art 
program . 

Approval of mural proposal by Esther 
Hernandez designed for Centre Latino de 
San Francisco. 



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SECTOR OF 
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II. Collections 

Debra Lehane and Jeffrey Heller 

Review of proposed gift of a pedestal for the 

Columbus statue. 

III. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton 

A. Approval of selection panel 
recommendations for Program Cycle 1. 

B. Review and approval of photos for photo 
documentation poster series. 

IV. Library 

Susan Pontious 

A. Review of Nayland Blake's prototype for 
lighting fixture. 

B. Increase in Alice Aycock's design 
contract . 

V. Airport Parking Garage 

Susan Pontious 

Discussion of proposed art concept and budget 



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VI. Hospital Service Building Seismic upgrade 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of art concept 

VII. Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

A. Approval of George Gonzales revised 
proposal for Mental Health Facility 
Gazebo. 

B. Approval of purchase of 2-dimensional 
artwork pending approval from Health 
Dept . clinical committee. 

Vill. Mission District Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Approval of Selection Panel members 

IX. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Cheryl Riley 

Review of additional proposal by Cheryl Riley 

for Community Room of Bayview Police Station. 



A MINUTES 
"^VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
, MARCH 18, 1992 

The meeting was called to order at 3:15 p.m. 



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Commissioners present: 

Barbara Sklar 
Robert LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 



Commissioners absent 
Anne Healy 



Staff present : 

Tonia Macneil 

S\isan Pontions 

Debra Lehane 

I . Consent Calendar 

Commissioner Boas requested removal of Item B. from the 

consent calendar. 

A. Exonerate Surety Co. of the Pacific from further 

liability for the performance bond issued to Nelson 
Ironworks for fabricationa nd installation of gates at 
Kezar Stadium. 

C. Approval at Director's discretion to increase Eleanor 
Beaton's contract by $14,580 and extend until October 
3, 1992 for professional services for the public art 
program . 

D. Approval of mural proposal by Esther Hernandez designed 
for Centro Latino de San Francisco. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the consent calendar as 
revised. Commissioner Boas seconded. It was so moved. 

II. Collections: Gift of Pedestal for Columbus Statue 

Stephen Sooter, of Heller and Leake Architects and Robert 
McCarthy of the Columbus Memorial Committee explained that 
the City of Genoa wishes to bestow a gift on the City of San 
Francisco in the form of a base for the Columbus statue 
located in Pioneer Park at Colt Tower on Telegraph Hill. 

Mr. Sooter presented drawings of the proposed base, which 
will be an hexagonal form, 3 1/2' high by 9 1/2' wide with 
relief sculpture on three sides. The material will be slate 
from Columbus' ancestral home. The bas-relief carving will 



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be done by an Italian artist. The City of Genoa has 
allocated about $400,000 for the project. 

Commissioner Sklar moved to accept the City of Genoa's gift 
of a base for the Columbus statue. Commissioner Baos 
seconded the motion. The ayes were unanimous. 



III. Art Enrichment: Airport Parking Garage 

Susan Pontious reminded the committee of the issues 
discussed at the full Commission meeting regarding the 
Airport Parking Garage. She explained that the art 
enrichment funds generated by the garage can be used 
throughout the airport, however there is no room in the 
airport for more art at this time, and there will be ample 
funds generated by future expansion. 

The language of the bond specifically allows these funds to 
be used for maintenance, however the art enrichment 
ordinance does not. If it were legally possible to do so, a 
fund could be set up for maintenance of the collection. 
Pontious suggested that this possibility should be 
researched . 

Architect Clyde Cohen reviewed the location of the project 
and the use of fiber-optics explaining that the building and 
art work would be highly visible to thousands of people 
twenty-four hours a day. 

There are basically three possible actions: 

1. Divide the budget, using a portion of the funds for the 
building and putting some funds aside for maintenance 
needs. 

2. Put all the funds aside for the future. 

3. Use the full Art Enrichment allotment on this building. 

Commissoner Sklar proposed that $100,000 be put aside for 
maintenance if that is legally possible, $50,000 be set 
aside for art administration and $300,000 would then be 
available for art enrichment. 

The committee agreed to table the issue unt i I more is known 
about the use of funds for maintenance. 

III. Art Enrichment: Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton requested the Committee's approval of the 
Market Street selection panel recommendations for Program 



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Cycle I with pro.iects subject to approval of other agencies 
as needed. 



Approval was i-eqiiested for proposals by the following 
individuals and groups: 

I'lie Life Center: The Life Wall and the Life Garden 
$5 ,000 

Phillip Ross and Barry McGee : Storefront Installation 
$1 , 500 

Iris Landsberg, Keesje Fischer: Processional Theatre 
with Wise Fool Puppet Intervention 
$4,500 

Exploratorium/Goethe Institute: Music Day 
$3,000 

Valerie Soe : Video Installation at Farmers' Market 
$5 ,000 

509 Cultural Center: Honorarium for Luggage Store 
Roll-down Doors 
$1,500 

Kimberly Kelzer: Bookcase Design 
$800 

Brett C. Cook-D: the first issue of "The Book of 
Questions" at cost of $800; with option to renew 
subsequent pages/issues for a total cost not to exceed 

$5 ,000. 

Approval was a] so requested to provide a $500 honorarium to 
the Poetry Center for research to identify 6 quotations to 
be inset into paving of Muni Boarding islands. 

Beaton asked tlie committee to approve in concept the 
following projects for Gannett kiosk posters witli specific 
budgets to be presented next month: 

American Indian Contemporary Arts/Headlands: Native 
American Indian responses to the Quincentennial 

Ann Chamberlain, Yolanda Lopez, David Izu, Julian Lang, 
Brenda Hutchinson, Ulysses Jenkins: Stories of 



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immigration and history from the Chicano, Native 
American, African-American, Japanese American, elderly 
and youth communities. 

Mike Mandel/Larry Sultan: The Billboard Project on tlie 
crisis in education 

Maria Porges: Image/text 

Hospitality House: Work by 3 Hospitality House artists 

Andrea Brewster: Women from S.F.'s early history 

Rene Castro/Francisco Alarcon: Invite the team to 
collaborate and create a poster series specifically in 
response to Market Street 

Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the recommendations of 
the Selection Panel with specific budgets for the kiosk 
posters to be approved at the next meeting. Commissioner 
Boas seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

Beaton also requested approval of the photographs of Brenda 
Prager, Crystal Huie, and George Berticevich, a selection of 
which will be enlarged and printed as posters for the 
Gannett kiosk displays. 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the photographs for the 
Photo documentation poster series. Commissioner Sklar 
seconded. It was so moved. 

IV. Art Enrichment: Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil introduced artist Cheryl Riley and explained 
that the artist wished to make an additional proposal for 
the community room of the Bayview Police Station, and would 
be approaching an outside donor to finance the project. 

The proposal includes a podium, wall sconces, wall reliefs 
and tables and chairs for the new community room. If the 
proposal is funded, the artist will make a gift of the art 
work to the City. 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the proposal by Cheryl 
Riley. Commissioner Sklar seconded. The ayes \s'ere 
unanimous. A letter will be drafted in sup|)ort of the 
proposal . 



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V. Art Enrichment: New Main Library 

Susan Pont ions presented Nayiand Blake's prototype for the 
lighting element at the new library, and demonstrated the 
use of light and movement of the mirrored element. 
Commissioners asked that the thickness of the glass be 
reconsidered, as it appears to be extremely fragile. The 
Commissioners expressed their support for the artist's ideas 
about the detailing of the attachment system. 

Pontious requested approval of an extension to Alice 
Aycock's design contract to August 1, 1992 and an increase 
of $4,000 in the amount of the contract. Commissioner Boas 
moved to approve the request. Commissioner LaRocca 
seconded. It was so moved. 

VI. Art Enrichment: Hospital Service Building Seismic 

Upgrade 

The Service Building at General Hospital will be upgraded 
seismicalJy, which will require filling in the glass windows 
with concrete. The result will be a plain concrete wall 
facing 22nd Street. The art enrichment allocation generated 
by this project is only $20,000, and the funds may be used 
anywhere on the Hospital campus. The committee recommended 
that st.aff research other possibilities besides the building 
as the site for art enrichment. 

VII. Art Enrichment: Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious requested approval of George Gonzales' 
revised schematic design for the Mental Health Facility 
Gazebo. Commissioner Sklar moved to approve the schematic 
design. Commissioner LaRocca seconded. It was so moved. 

Pont ions requested approval to purchase and frame the 
following works of art for the New Skilled Mental Health 
Nursing Facility, pending client approval: 
Artist Title 

John Michael Keating New Roof 

Stanley Chan Workshop 

Peter Nye Carl of Cole St. (the Haight ) 

Yoko Pettingill Obi Series #12 

Hilda Chen The Blue Spot 

Mayumi Oda Bamboo Boat 

Florence Wong Overstuffed Chair 

Mary Snowden My Yellow Heart 

Michael Alfe Plants w/Plants in Window 

Joe Sam Latin 

Stephen Namara Calla Lily 

Lyn 



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Eva Cockcroft Street Vendor ffl 

Christopher Roche Waiting on L.B. Transit 

Commissioner Boas moved to approve the purchase. 
Commissioner Sklar seconded. It was so moved. 

VIII. Art Enrichment: Mission District Police Station 

Tonia Macneil asked the committee to approve the members of 
the Selection Panel for the Mission District Police Station: 
Maria Pinedo, Director of the Galeria de la Raza, Lewis 
deSoto, Assistant Professor at San Francisco State 
University, Tom Suttmeier, Police Planning Department and 
Edmund Shum, Project Architect. An advisory committee has 
been established to help the Selection Panel with their 
deliberations. At this point the following people will be 
on the panel: Frances Phillips, Director of Intersection for 
the Arts, Captain John Neulan, Mission Station Commanding 
Officer and Officer Sally de Haven from the Mission Station, 
and Peter Wong of the Bureau of Architecture. At least two 
Mission District artist/residents will also be included. 

Macneil explained that because of end-of-term time 
constraints, Lewis deSoto may not be able to participate. 
It was suggested that if he is not able to pai-t icipate , 
another artist with similar qualifications would be 
appropriate. Commissioner Sklar moved to appro\e tiie 
members of the Selection Panel, with the option for the 
curator to select an alternate for Lewis deScito. 
Commissioner Boas seconded. The ayes were unanimous. 

IX. Consent Calendar: Item B. 

Endorsement of "Bus Shelter Gallery" proposal by Naoiiiie 
Kremer, which would institute an exhibition of \sorks by MFA 
students in bus shelter ad panels. 

Commissioner Boas stated that the Commission's re 1 at ionsli ip 
to Gannett might be jeopardized by endorsement of the 
proposal. There have been several proposals such as tfiis 
one brought before the Commission. The committee lequested 
that the Director discuss with Gannett tlie Arts Commission's 
role in evaluating proposals for their shelters. The 
committee did not reject Kremer 's proposal but requested 
more information before talking action. 

X. Announcements 

A. At the request of Jill Manton, it was announced 
that a Public Art Walking Tour had been set up in 
cooperation with the ATA and volunteer docenl Nancy Fisher. 



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The tour wouJd concentrate on the South of Market area, 
hi eh L i ght ing the area's architecture and the public art at 
Mosrone Center, the Moscone Garage and the 6th and Foisom 
Playground. The monthly tour will begin at the offices of 
the AIA and take I 1/2 to 2 hours. The first one will be in 
late April. 

B. Tonia Macneil informed the committee that 
fabrication of the Moscone Center/Esplanade Ballroom project 
by artist Hung Liu is coming along on schedule. Macneil is 
working with the CAO and other agencies to plan the 
dedication of the piece. There is a possibility of 

coor-d i na t i ng the dedication with a national media campaign 
for the arts in late September. Commissioners suggested 
that the gallery and Market Street programs might be 
c o o r ci i n a ( e d to time with this event as well. 

C. Commissioners stated their desire to include a 
discussion of the Moscone Center/Howard Street project on 
the next ^igenda. The committee asked that the model remain 
on site for the meeting and that a site visit be scheduled 
ahead of time . 

The meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

REPORTS AND ORDERS: 

1. Ordered: Exoneration of Surety Co. of the Pacific from 
further liability for the performance bond issued to Nelson 
Ironworks for fabrication and installtion of gates at Kezar 
Stadium. 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. Ordered: Approval at Director's discretion to increase 
Eleanor Beaton's contract by $14,580 and extend until 
October 3, 1992 for professional services for the public art 
program . 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. Ordered: Approval of mural proposal by Esther 
Hernandez designed for Centro Latino de San Francisco. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote; Unanimous 



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4. Ordered: Acceptance of the City of Genoa's gift of the 
base presented by the Columbus Memorial Committee for the 
Columbus Statue located at Pioneer Park by Coit Tower. 
Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

5. Ordered: Approval of the recommendations of the 
selection panel for the Market Street Program Cycle I 
proposals and authorization to enter into contract with the 
following groups and individuals for the amount specified: 

The Life Center: The Life Wall and the Life Garden 
$5,000 

Phillip Ross and Barry McGee: Storefront Installation 
$1 ,500 

Iris Landsberg, Keesje Fischer: Processional Theatre 
with Wise Fool Puppet Intervention 
$4,500 

Exploratorium/Goethe Institvite: Music Day 
$3,000 

Valerie Soe : Video Installation at Farmers* Mcirket 
$5,000 

509 Cultural Center: Honorarium for Luggage Store 
Roll-down Doors 
$1 , 500 

Kimberly Kelzer; Bookcase Design 
$800 

Brett C. Cook-D: the first issue of "Tlie liook of 
Questions" at cost of $800; with option to rene\^' 
subsequent pages/issues for a total cost not to exceed 
$5,000. 

The Poetry Center: Research to identify 6 quotations to 
be inset into paving of Muni boarding islands. $500 

and approval in concept of proposals by the following groups 
and individuals and authorization to enter into contract for 
Gannett kiosk posters with specific budgets to be presented 
at the next Visual Arts Committee meeting: 



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American Indian Contemporary Arts/Headlands: Native 
American Indian responses to the Quincentennial 

Ann Chamberlain, Yolanda Lopez, David Izu, Julian Lang, 
Brenda Hutchinson, Ulysses Jenkins: Stories of 
immigration and history from the Chicano, Native 
American, African-American, Japanese American, elderly 
and youth communities. 

Mike Mandel/Larry Sultan: The Billboard Project on the 
crisis in education 

Maria Porges: Image/text 

Hospitality House: Work by 3 Hospitality House artists 

Andrea Brewster: Women from S.F.'s early history 

Rene Castro/Francisco Alarcon: Invite the team to 
collaborate and create a poster series specifically in 
response to Market Street 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 

6. Ordered: Approval of photographs by Brenda Prager, 
Crystal Huie and George Berticevich for enlargement and 
printing as posters for Gannett kiosks. Authorization to 
expend funds for the implementation of the project. 
Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. Ordered: Approval of second proposal by artist Cheryl 
Riley for the Community Room at the Bayview Police Station 
and support for the artist's efforts to secure outside 
funding for the project. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. Ordered: Approval of an extension to Alice Aycock's 
design contract to August 1, 1992 and an increase of $4,000 
in the amount of the contract. 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. Ordered: Approval of George Gonzales' revised 
schematic design for the Mental Health Facility Gazebo. 
Moved: Commissoner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 



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10. Ordered: Approva 

follovving works of art 

Nursing Facility, pend 

Artist 

John Michael Keating 

Stanley Chan 

Peter Nye 

Yoko Pettingill 

Hilda Chen 

Mayumi Oda 

Florence Wong 

Mary Snowden 

Michael Alfe 

Joe Sam 

Stephen Namara 



Eva Cockcroft 

Christopher Roche 

Moved: Commissioner Boas 

Vote: Unanimous 



1 of the purchase and framing of the 

for the New Skilled Mental Health 
ing client approval: 
Title 



(the Haight) 



New Roof 

Workshop 

Carl of Cole St 

Obi Series #12 

The Blue Spot 

Bamboo Boat 

Overstuffed Chair 

My Yellow Heart 

Plants w/Plants in Window 

Latin 

Calla Lily 

Lyn 

Street Vendor ttI 

Waiting on L.B. Transit 



11. Ordered: Approval of Maria Pineda, Lewis deSoto, Tom 

Suttmeier and Edmund Shum as members of tlie Selection apnel 

fo the Mission District Police Station with authorization to 

the curator to select an alternate for Lewis deSoto if 

necessary . 

Moved: Commissioner Sklar 

Vote: Unanimous 



SUBMITTED: 




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T*onia Macneil ,t/Curator 
Public Art Program 



APPROVED: 




Joanne' Chow Winaiiip 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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PROGRAMS 
Arts Festivals 
Civic Art Collection 
Civic Design Review 
CommunitY Arts 
and Education 
POPS Symptiony ConceH 
Public Art Program 



Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by 
completing an information card and giving it to the 
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Approval of January 29, 1991 Minutes 
Approval of March 5, 1992 Minutes as 
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Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural for Raza Park; Ray 

Patlan, artist. 

B. Approval of mural proposal for 
Kauffman Pool at McLaren Park 
(Visitacion and Hahn Streets); artist 
Berry Hazard. 



C. Authorization to modify contract with 
Solomon/Saitowitz/Acconci by $15,000 
for production of working drawings for 
the North Embarcadero Ribbon Project. 



3: 10 III 



Lombard Street Garage 

Kathryn Pennypacker 

Information regarding request by Lee 

Champagne . 



3:30 IV. 



Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

A. Approval of grant application for 

$7500 to the George Frederick Jewett 
Foundation for Exploration City-Site 
for fiscal year 1992-93. 



B. Report on other funding sources for 
the Gallery Program for 1992-93. 

C. Approval of exhibition for June 25 to 
August 6, 1992. 



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3:50 V. Market Street 

Eleanor Beaton 



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A. Approve policy for honorarium and 
production costs for Gannett kiosk 
poster series. 

B. Approve costs to cover liability 
insurance for initial projects, in 
amount not to exceed $5,000. 

C. Approve of $1,500 to hire 
consultation to design prototype 
display case for exhibition in 
Muni/Bart stations 

4 :05 VI. Airport 

Debra Lehane 

Approve waiver of use of Art Enrichment 

funds on actual building sites of Firehouse 

and United Parking Garage and reservation 

of funds for use on other sites at the 

Airport. 

4:15 VII. Collections: Maquette Proposals/Moscone 

Center 

Debra Lehane 

Request for funds not to exceed $2500 for 
framing in plexi boxes for works by Judy 
Pfaff, Cheri Raciti and Ismael Frigeiio. 

The work of Ismael Frigerio requires 
removal of the work from the foam core. A 
paper conservator will be needed to safely 
remove the work from the mounting used to 
ship the work. 

4:20 VIII. Collections: San Francisco International 

Airport 

Debra Lehane, Freda Koblick 
Recommendation of the Airport Adxisory 

Commission to not re-insLaLl the piece by 

Freda Koblick in the North Terminal. 

Artist appeal and disc\issioii . 

4:45 IX. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil 

Approval of selection jjaneJ members. 



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\^.r^i) X. EJ I is-0' Farreii Garage 

Toil i a MacneiJ 

Review of artist's prototype for main 
element of lighting sculpture at Eilis- 
O'Farrell Garage, pending availability. 

5:0(1 Xr. Islais Creek Pump Station 

Ton i a Macne i 1 

Discussion and approval of proposal for 

allocation of art enrichment funds. 

5:15 XII. Fire Station #2 
Tonia Macneil 

Approve selection of Panel recommendation 
ol artist Al Wong to prociuce art wor'k for 
Fire station #2. Authorization to the 
Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for an amount not to exceed $38,500 

5:30 XI II. Fire Station #40 

Jorge Guttierrez 

Approve request to waive art enrichment 
requi rement . 

5:35 XIV. New Business 

5:40 XV. Adjournment 



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The meeting was called to order at 3:35 pm . The 
following items were removed from the agenda: Items 
and lib (Consent Calendar), Item III (Lombard Street 
Garage ) . 



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Commissioners Present 



Commissioners Absent 



Anne Healy 
Bob LaRocca 
Nancy Boas 

Barbara Sklar 



Staff Present 



Molly Lambert 
Tonia Macneil 
Eleanor Beaton 
Debra Lehane 
Joanne Chow Winship 
Anne Meissner 



I. 



MINUTES 



Minutes of January 29, 1992 were revised as follows: 
Page 6, Paragraph 7, first sentence should be revised to 
read: "The Commissioners and staff from the PUC agreed 
that neither proposal would receive support." 



Minutes of March 1 
Page 4 , Paragraph 
read: "Commissione 
recommendations of 
budgets for the ki 
Arts Committee." 
should be revised 
proposals by the f 
authorization to e 
posters once speci 
Arts Committee." 



8, 1992 were revised as follows: 

2, first sentence should be revised to 

r Sklar moved to approve in concept the 

the Selection Panel once specific 
osk posters are approved by the Visual 
Page 8, Paragraph 2, last sentence 
to read " . . .and approval in concept of 
ollowing groups and individuals and 
nter into contract for Gannett kiosk 
fie budgets are approved by the Visual 



ORDERED: Approval of Visual Arts Committee minutes for 
January 29, 1992 and March 18, 1992 meetings as revised. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 




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II. CONSENT CALENDAR 

ORDERED: Approve authorization to modify contract with 

Solomon/Saitowitz/Acconci by $15,000 for production of 

working drawings for the North Embarcadero Ribbon 

Project . 

MOVED: Healy/Boas 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



III. MARKET STREET PROGRAM 

Eleanor Beaton began with a status report on Market 
Street projects. The first photodocumentation series is 
now being printed; installation on the Gannett kiosks is 
planned for May 1st. 

The first program Cycle 1 project to be implemented will 
be an installation by Philip Ross and Barru McGee at the 
Phelan Building, 768 Market. The installation will be in 
a former beauty supply store, turned souvenir shop. 
Beaton showed slides of the proposed installation which 
will be completed by April 29th and on view through May. 

Item A) Beaton proposed a set of guidelines, as follows, 
for the poster series on the Gannett kiosks along Market 
Street in order to insure equity among artists and avoid 
runaway production costs: 

1) an honorarium of $500 per image used; 

2) a budget range of $2000 to $3000 provided 

for each print production of 25 posters; 
3 ) artists to be responsible for providing 
camera-ready artwork. 

Guidelines will be clearly delineated in future 
prospectuses for the Market Street Program. For the 
kiosk projects (already selected by the Market Street 
Panel for Program Cycle 1 and approved in concept by the 
Visual Arts Committee) the following budgets were 
recommended : 

a) $5000 total for 6 original images and 25 posters 

to AICA/Headlands ; 

b) $5000 total for 6 original images and 25 posters 

to the team of Ann Chamberlain, Yolanda Lopez, 
David Izu, Julian Lang, Brenda Hutchenson, and 
Ulysses Jenkins; 



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c) $3000 honorarium for 6 original images and up to 

$2500 for 25 posters to the team of Mike Mandel 
and Larry Sultan; 

d) $3000 honorarium for 6 original images and up to 

$3000 for 25 posters to the team of Rene Castro 
and Francisco Alarcon; 

e) $1500 honorarium for 3 original images and up to 

$1500 for 12 posters to Maria Porges; 

f) $1500 honorarium for 3 original images and up to 

$1500 for 12 posters to Andrea Brewster; 

g) $3000 honorarium for 3 original images and up 

to $3000 for 25 posters to Hospitality House. 

ORDERED: Approve guidelines for the Gannett kiosk poster 
projects (1-3 above) and selected Cycle 1 Gannett kiosk 
poster budget allocations ( a-g above). 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Item B) Beaton reported that she has been working with 
City Risk Manager Keith Grand to develop a liability plan 
which will cover the various projects of the Market 
Street program. However, it will not be possible to 
establish such a plan in time to cover Program Cycle 1 
projects. Individual insurance floaters will need to be 
arranged until city-approved "blanket" coverage can be 
secured. Beaton recommended that a maximum of $5000 be 
allocated to cover Cycle 1 programs (Bill Fontana's sound 
installation inclusive). 

ORDERED: Approve maximum of $5000 for liability 

insurance coverage for Bill Fontana's sound installation 

and Market Street Program, Cycle 1 projects. 

MOVED: Boas/LaRocca 

VOTE: unanimously approved 

Item C) Beaton recommended that $1500 be allocated for a 
display case design and prototype for the BART/Muni Metro 
changing exhibition program. 

ORDERFID: Approval of $1500 to hire a designer to provide 
material samples, working drawings and a scale prototype 
of a display case for the BART/Mvini Metro changing 
exhibition program. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Heal y and LaRocca, yea 
Boas , nay 



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Commissioner Healy requested that staff contact Gannett 
to clarify the Art Commission's role in review and 
approval of non-profit sponsored art poster projects in 
Gannett kiosks and shelters city-wide. She stated that 
she would like to see all such projects come through the 
Commission staff (and Committee/Commission level if 
necessary) for review and information. 



IV. COLLECTIONS: FREDA KOBLICK (North Terminal, SFIA) 

Debra Lehane briefed the Committee on the results of the 
last Airport Art Advisory Committee's recommendation to 
not re-install the Koblick piece. Freda Koblick, 
accompanied by her advisor David Tucker, presented and 
read a written statement (attached herein as Exhibit A) 
prepared for the Committee. She also stated that she 
has, repeatedly and over the years, been told that her 
piece was going to be rehung . Koblick asked that the 
issue be reviewed by the full Arts Commission, 




V. GALLERY 

Item A) ORDERED: Approval for Intersection for the 

Arts, on behalf of the Arts Commission, to apply for, 

accept and expend, $7500 of grant funds from the George 

Jewett Foundation for Exploration City-Site fiscal year 

1992-93. 

MOTION: Boas/Healy 

VOTE: unanimously approved 

Item B) Anne Meissner updated the Committee on Gallery 
fundraising. An application to the Lef Foundation was 
well received by their staff but not funded for this 
year. Meissner discussed plans to approach the SF A\rt 
Dealer's Association, Bank of America Foundation and 
Civic Center Businesses (specifically for Exploration 
City-Site ) . 



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Item C) Meissner presented slides and curatorial 
background on the proposed Gallery exhibition for June 
26th through August 7th 1992. The exhibition consists of 
recent work by five Bay Area painters (Kent Bond, Frances 
McCormack, Long Nguyen, Leslie Straw, and Wendy Sussman ) 
working on large canvases. 

ORDERED: Approval of Bond, McCormack, Nguyen, Straw, 
Sussman exhibition for June 26 - August 7, 1992. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Director Joanne Chow Winship briefed the Committee on the 
status of the Gallery's short and long-range planning. 
The Gallery may close for a month after the August 7th 
exhibition to allow staff time to prepare for the next 
programming season and consider long-range goals of the 
Gallery. Winship is planning a series of public forums 
(per art discipline) to brainstorm and encourage 
community input concerning enhanced programming use of 
the Gallery. These ideas were generally agreed upon by 
the Committee. 

Winship also updated the Committee on the status of her 
requests for funds from the San Francisco Foundation and 
the NEA for Commission-wide long-range planning. She has 
learned from the City that the Board of Supervisors has 
stated that such funds, if received, would be held in 
reserve until they approve the planning consultant to be 
hired. This practice was questioned by Commissioner Boas 
and the Committee generally agreed that staff pvirsue a 
City Attorney's opinion as to purview of the Board in 
this area, if any. 



VI. AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT 

Debra Lehane reported that the San Francisco 
International Airport (SFIA) has requested transfer Art 
Enrichment funds for the Airport Firehovise and Airport 
United Airlines Parking Garage to the main terminal 
complex. This is in keeping with the past practice 
(approved by Arts Commission, SFIA and City Attorney) of 
using Art Enrichment funds in the main terminal complex 
where it has greater public benefit. 

ORDERED: Approve waiver of use of Art Enrichment funds 
on actual building sites of Firehouse and United Airlines 



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Parking Garage and reservation of these funds for Art 
Enrichment use at other sites within the Airport. 
MOVED: Boas/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



VTI. COLLECTIONS: MOSCONE MAQUETTES/PROPOSALS 

ORDERED: Approval to expend up to $2500 to frame/encase 

in plexi the maquettes and proposals for the Moscone 

Project by artists Judy Pfaff, Cheri Raciti, and Ismael 

Frigerio. 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



VIII. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 

ORDERED: Approval of Art Enrichment selection panel 

members Captain Suttmeier, Peter Wong, Keith Wilson and 

Florence Wong for the Taraval Police Station exterior 

site and selection panel members Suttmeier, Wong, Wilson 

and Wendy Tsuji Frost for the interior site. 

MOVED: Boas/Healy 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



IX. ELLIS-O'FARRELL GARAGE 

Tonia Macneil presented recent renderings of artist Chris 
Sproat ' s lighting piece. After some discussion. 
Committee members suggested that the artist consider 
lowering the height of the sculpture to enhance the 
experience of the pedestrian rather than conceding to the 
requirements of vehicular traffic. 



X. ISLAIS CREEK PUMP STATION 

Macneil and Bruce Flynn, Bureau of Architecture, reviewed 
the status of Art Enrichment funds for the Pump Station 
project. The City Attorney has been asked to render an 
opinion on the feasibility of transferring the funds to 
another site within the Clean Water Division. The 
Sunnydale Pump Station and the Southeast Community Center 
were identified as two alternate sites. Flynn stated 
that the construction cost of above-ground structures 
would be $5 million, of which 2% would be $100,000. 



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Commissioner Healy expressed strong concern for the 
Sunnydale project citing years of effort on the part of 
artist Pat Johannsen and the Commission's continuing 
difficulties in securing the budget and system for 
approval from Clean Water. Commissioner LaRocca urged 
staff to obtain an accurate accounting report from Clean 
Water and arrange a special (emergency, if necessary) 
meeting as soon as possible of the Visual Arts Committee 
to review the report and set a plan of action. Healy 
recommended that Tom Tremmer, Bureau of Engineering 
(Landscape Architecture) attend that meeting and report 
in detail upon the status of the Sunnydale project and 
budget. She also asked staff to research the history of 
the Sunnydale project internally and to inform the artist 
of the meeting. Bruce Flynn offered to generate a menu 
of options for the Southeast Community Center alternate. 
It was noted that a second building known as the 
"Headworks" was in the planning stages. Commissioners 
requested that staff meet with Clean Water to develop Art 
Enrichment guidelines for that site. These 
recommendations were generally and strongly agreed upon 
by the Committee and the Director. 

ORDERED: Approve $100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for 

the Islais Creek Pump Station and approve in concept 

relocation of the funds to another site within Clean 

Water auspices. 

MOVED: Healy/Boas 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



XI. FIRE STATION #2 (Chinatown) 

Tonia Macneil presented a model of Al Wong's proposed 
glass awning. The Committee postponed taking action on 
the project until the full Commission meeting pending a 
staff report to the Committee in the interim addressing 
the Selection Panel's discussions of how the piece works 
when the roll-up doors are in the upright position and 
the surface for shadow-play is possibly eliminated. 



XII. FIRE STATION #40 (Sunset) 

Jorge Guttierrez, Bureau of Architecture, presented 
drawings of the building and updated the Committee of 
recent recommendations made by the Landmarks Board -- 



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specifically, that no Art Enrichment funds be used at 
this site due to its historic nature. After discussion, 
Committee members agreed that the $20,000.00 in Art 
Enrichment funds could be used at the site to hire an 
artist or craftsperson to design and fabricate the 
ironwork in concert with the historic character of the 
building (ca. 1931). 

ORDERED: Approval for using Art Enrichment funds for 

Fire Station #40 to establish a specific budget within 

the construction budget to be used for design and 

fabrication of hand-crafted balcony railings and window 

grill(s) . 

MOVED: Healy/Boas 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



XII. OLD BUSINESS 

Eleanor Beaton reported that Michael Manwaring has 
encountered the need to obtain photographs and pay 
photographic use fees in order to complete the text and 
imagery required for Phase II of the Historic and 
Interpretive Signage Project ( Waterf ront/Embarcadero ) . 
While such photographic usage fees for this project were 
budgeted as part of Phase III, the need has arisen sooner 
than originally expected and Beaton recommends the 
Committee approve allocating such funds now to avoid 
delays in meeting Phase II deadlines. 

ORDERED: Approval of contract modification for Michael 
Manwaring Historic Sign Project in the amount of $6100 
for production costs relating to photographs and 
photographic fees for Phase III Embarcadero segments: 
North, South and King Street, subject to agreement by the 
Department of Public Works and the Public Utilities 
Commission for release of Phase III funds for those 
purposes . 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



Submitted : 



Molly Lambert L.'B>,\y\. 
Public Art Program 



Approved 




Joanne C 
Director 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE: EXHIBIT A 



STATEMENT 



To: Visual Arts Committee 

Date: April 22, 1992 

My name is Freda Koblick. 

In 1978 I was approached by the committee selecting art for 
the Airport and offered a commission by the City of San Francisco 
to make the central sculpture for the hub of the soon-to-be- 
constructed United Airlines terminal at San Francisco Airport. 
The committee requested that the piece be notable in several 
respects. It was to be created for a specific site; it had to 
be of sufficient size to relate well to the proportions of the 
hub area; it was to be transparent. As the piece evolved, its 
design and construction required experiment and risk-taking. It 
was to be the largest piece ever cast in the medium in which I 
have spent a lifetime working. 

My original contract with the City was amended to provide 
additional sums. Later, the City Attorney ruled that it was 
illegal for my original contract to be amended and it was 
demanded that I return to the City some $8,450 in funds that had 
already been paid to me. At the time this demand was made in 
1981 the piece had been completed and I was out of pocket some 
$43,000 in unreimbursed costs relating to the fabrication of the 
piece. I was forced to sue the City to avoid bankruptcy and to 
require the City to honor its agreement to provide the promised 
additional sums. Although the lawsuit was eventually settled 
favorably to me, I nevertheless lost about $2 3,000 in out-of- 
pocket, hard dollar costs in completing the piece. These costs 
did not include the value of the thousands of hours of my time 
spent constructing the piece between 1978 and 1981. 

This short history is important because it illustrates how 
much of my life I have poured into the making of Night Sky. I 
invested four years and some $23,000 of funds I really did not 
have because the piece was the highlight of a 40 year career, all 
of which was spent in my native San Francisco, working in a 
medium (acrylics) that very few other artists had explored. That 
investment all seemed worthwhile when the piece was finally 
installed in 1981 because it was my first permanent public piece 
in the city of my birth. It was also my hope that my reputation 
would be enhanced by having my work displayed to the millions of 
people who would pass through the United Airlines terminal. 

My decade-old hope that my reputation would be enhanced by 
the public display of Night Sky has not been fully realized. 
This is in part the case because the Airport has refused during 
the past 10 years to respond to my repeated requests to clean and 



maintain the piece. Over this period, the deteriorating 
condition of the piece has been a continuing embarrassment to me. 

More distressingly, and the reason for my appearance here 
today, I have now learned that the Airport Art Advisory Committee 
has recommended to this Committee that Night Sky not be rehung 
following its removal some 2 years ago after the 1989 earthquake. 

It is my earnest desire that this Committee not accept the 
Art Advisory Committee's recommendation and instead recommend to 
the Arts Commission and the Airports Commission that Night Sky be 
promptly rehung in the United terminal. I also request that 
appropriate steps be taken to clean and maintain the piece so 
that its artistic integrity will be preserved. 

Statutory laws in California and legal principles of broader 
application (e.g., the First Amendment) have in effect equated an 
owner's mistreatment of a work of art with the owner's 
mistreatment of the artist who made the work. Although these 
laws have possible application to my situation, I am not here 
today to talk about my legal rights. Rather, I want to emphasize 
the moral rights on which such laws are based - the moral rights 
of a living artist to have the artist's work safeguarded from 
deterioration and damage with the consequent diminishment of the 
artist's reputation. This moral right is not mine alone. It 
also belongs to a society which values preserving the integrity 
of artistic creations. 

I hope this Committee will listen to my plea that my moral 
rights entitle me and my creative effort to better treatment 
during what remains of my lifetime. Such better treatment would 
involve the prompt rehanging of Night Sky, an agreement to not 
remove the piece during my lifetime, and an agreement to preserve 
the piece's integrity by cleaning it on a regular basis. If it 
is not possible to reinstall the piece in its original location, 
it would be my hope that the City would take every conceivable 
step to find a suitable space at the Airport or elsewhere in the 
City where Night Sky could be appropriately displayed and 
properly maintained. 

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Joanne Chow Winship, Sherry Wagner 

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Joanne Chow Winship 

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Tonia Macneil/ Joanne Chow Winship 

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Joanne Chow Winship 

V. Market Street Art in Transit Program 
Photographs and images for upcoming projects. 
Eleanor Beaton 

VI . Muni Metro Trunaround 
Status Report 

Molly Lambert 

VII. Taraval Police Station 

Selection Panel recommendations of candidates for 
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Tonia Macneil 

Vlll.Islais Creek Pump Station and Headworks Building 
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Joanne Chow Winship 
Ann Meissner 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Molly Lambert 
Eleanor Beaton 



The regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 
cancelled due to lack of a quorum. This was an 
informational meeting only. Discussions began at 
approximately 10:00 am. 



I. 



GALLERY 



Joanne Chow Winship presented highlights from the series 
of gallery forums that have been held to date, including 
suggestions that the gallery form and utilize a network of 
community and programmatic partnerships. 

Winship explained that once the forums were completed and 
comments culled she will organize a facilitated gallery 
retreat {tentatively scheduled for July 20th) which will 
include staff, Visual Art Committee members, selected 
forum participants and arts community member-s. The 
i-etreat will be facilitated by Sherry Wagner, a nationally- 
renown management and planning consultant specializing in 
issues of urban living, the arts and museums. Winship 
will update Committee(s) and Commission as needed. 



II 



PUBLIC RELATIONS 



Winship updated Commissioners on her efforts to improve 
and unify the Commission's public relations and marlceting 
presence. She has been reviewing pricing and portfolios 
of graphic designers who specialize in creating identity 
systems for businesses and agencies and presented samples 
of these artists' work to the Commissioners present. 

Winship envisions the Art Commission as having a more 
expressive and consistent identity, consolidated printed 
materials, possibly a quarterly newsletter and new 
informational brochures. She will bring her 
recommendation for Lynn Mundell as the 



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Writing/Editorial/Public Information Consultant to tlie Art 
Commission meeting on June 1st and her recommendation for 
a graphic designer to the June Visual Art Committee 
meeting. 



III. MOSCONE ART ENRICHMENT 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Hung Liu installation 
(Moscone Center/Esplanade Ballroom) is in progiess and 
expected to be completed by late June 1992. Periodic 
studio visits will continue and staff will start 
registration processing of the work. Staff has been 
developing recommendations for the future of the leiiiaining 
Moscone art enrichment project. Further discussion on the 
project will take place after Committee members liave had 
tlie opportunity to visit the site. 

Staff is continuing to research the availability of tiie 
Joan Brown mural St. Francis and the Animals lor possible 
location at Moscone Center. The image would be fabricated 
in tile by the late artist's son and former assistant, who 
have expressed interest in submitting a proposal and 
budget . 



IV. DIEBENKORN LOAN 

Debra Lehane briefly described the proposed loan of an Art 
Commission painting by Richard Diebenkorn, Still Life with 
Letter, to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for the 
exhibition: Richard Diebenkorn, November 19, 1992 through 
January 24, 1993. Lehane will put this on the June 1st 
Art Commission agenda for approval under Committee Report. 



V. MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT 

Eieanor Beaton showed examples of work for the second 
series of documentary photographers working on the Market 
Street project and gave a brief descjviption of Brett 
Cook's upcoming proposal for the Embassy rheater. 



VI. ISLAIS CREEK AND HEADWORKS 

Representatives from the Clean Water Program of the Water 
Department and the Bureau of Architecture briefly 
described each of their understanding of past agreements 
between the Mayor's Office, the Art Commission and Clean 
Water concerning the exemption of the Southeast Plant from 
art enrichment compliance. 



A new building to be located in the Southeast Water 
Treatment Facility, the Headworks building, is in the 
early design phase and staff is in the process of 
negotiating the art enrichment allocation. Clean Water 
will continue to research written documentation that may 
place the Headworks facility under the same art enrichment 
exemption as the Southeast Plant. 



VII. TARAVAI. POLICE STATION 

The selection panel for the Taraval Police Station art 
enrichment project met in April to review the slides of 
fourteen candidates. Tonia Macneil presented slides of 
the work of the four artists who have been recommended to 
produce proposals for the site. This item will be brought 
up for action at the June 1st Art Commission meeting under 
Committee Report. 



VIII. MUNI-METRO TURNAROUND PORTAL ART PROJECT 

Molly Lambert updated the Commissioners on recent comments 
made by urban design consultants Sasaki & Associates 
concerning the current U-wall design by artist Robert 
Millar. There was a brief discussion of the design and 
administrative history of this project. This project was 
also discussed at the 5/18/92 Civic Design meeting. 
Lambert will continue to provide pertinent information to 
both Committees. 



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3 P.M. 
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Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



I. 
II. 



Approval of April 22, 1992 Minutes 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural design by Jo 
Poethig for the South of Marke 
Service Center Mural Project. 

B. Authorization to increase maqu 
up to $150 each for artists Ro 
Delgado and Gary Dwyer for cos 
transportation to briefing of 
for the Mission District Polic 

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Muni Metro Turnaround Portal Art Project 

Susan Pontious 
Status report 

San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tonia Macneil, Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
Presentation of "mock-up" of book AQUA PURA 
for the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 



V. 



Art Commission Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

A. Request approval of Exhibition 
calendar for FY 92-93 

B. Request approval of exhibit for 
September 17 - October 30, 1992 

C. Request approval of recommendations 
for Exploration: City Site awards 
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VI. Collections 

Debra Lehane 
Information items 

A. Damage to Abraham Lincoln Monument 

B. Coit Tower Mural Conservation 
Project 

C. General Report 

VII. Graphic Design Consultant 

Joanne Chow Winship 

Request to approve Director's recommendation 

VIII. Artist Generated Project 

Elaine Badgley Arnoux 
Request for resolution 

IV. Market Street Art in Transit 
Eleanor Beaton 

A. Presentation by Brett Cook for approval 
of first "issue" of the "Book of 
Questions" . 

B. Request approval for Program Cycle 2, a 
one year programming period, with budget 
of $100,000. 

C. Request approval of Guidelines for 
Program Cycle 2. 

X. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive 
Signage Project 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request approval for contract modification 

XI. Moscone Convention Center/Esplanade Ballroom 

Tonia Macneil 
Status report 

XII. New Business 

XIII. Adjournment 



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REGULAR MEETING: JUNE 17, 1992 






The meeting was called to order at 3:10 pm. 
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: 



Anne Healy, Chair 

Robert LaRocca 

Dodie Rosekrans (departed during 

Gallery report) 
Genny Lim (arrived during Gallery 

report) 



STAFF PRESENT: 



Joanne Chow Winship 
Susan Pontious 
Eleanor Beaton 
Anne Meissner 
Kathleen Kolba 
Molly Lambert 
Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macnei 1 



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MINUTES 



ORDERED: Approval of April 22, 1992 Visual Arts Committee 

minutes. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



II 



CONSENT CALENDAR 



ORDERED: Approval of the following items: 

A) Mural design "To Cause To Remember" by Johanna 
Poethig for the South of Market Multi-service Center Mural 
Project, a project sponsored by the Mural Resource Center. 

B) Increase maquette fee by up to $150 each for 
artists Roberto Delgado and Gary Dwyer to cover cost of 
transportation to June 17th project briefing for the Mission 
District Police Station Art Enrichment artist-finalists; 

C) Provide an honorarium of $75.00 per half-day, not 
to exceed $150.00, to Mary Rubin for participation in the 
selection panel for Taraval Police Station. 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



III. MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT 

Eleanor Beaton distributed copies of the June 21st San 
Francisco Music Day program and encouraged Committee members 
to attend. 



Agenda item B) Beaton asked that the Committee approve the 
Market Street Panel recommendation to change the Market 
Street Art in Transit program funding system beginning now 
with Cycle II — from two six-month, $50,000 funding 
periods, to a one-year, $100,000 funding period. It was 
generally agreed that this would beneficially streamline 
administration of the program. 

ORDERED: Approval of Cycle II Market Street Art in Transit 
program as a one-year, $100,000 program system. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Agenda item C) Beaton drew the Committee's attention to the 
Market Street Art in Transit Program Guidelines, Cycle II -- 
attached herein as "Exhibit A". These guidelines are a 
refined version of the Cycle I guidelines and continue the 
program's focus on temporary works. 

ORDERED: Approval of Market Street Art in Transit Cycle II 

Qui del i nes . 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



IV. EMBARCADERO HISTORICAL AND INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE PROJECT 

Eleanor Beaton summarized a request made by the CAO's Office 
(Waterfront Transportation Projects) and the Port to 
increase the scope of work for Manwaring & Olmstead on the 
signage project. The Port is providing $35,100 for design , 
fabrication and installation. The artists have been asked 
to integrate a PG&E transformer box (upright, rectangle) at 
Pier 7 into their design. They propose shrouding the box 
with a multi-sided kiosk housing an installation of text and 
photographs devoted to the history of Telegraph Hill (sited 
between the Hill and the bay). 

Commissioner LaRocca suggested the Art Commission receive 
PG&E's approval for the concept prior to entering into an 
extention of services with the artists. The Committee also 
asked that staff confirm an acceptable administration fee 
prior to contract extention. 

ORDERED: Approval for contract modification for Manwaring & 
Olmstead, Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage 
Project in the amount of $35,100, contingent upon obtaining 
an Art Commission administration fee to be negotiated by 
Director Winship. 
MOVED: Healy/Rosekrans 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



V. GALLERY 

Anne Meissner reminded Committee members of the facilitated 
Gallery retreat scheduled for Monday, July 20th, 9-5 pm. 

Agenda item A) Meissner distributed an informational memo 
to the Committee outlining proposed methods for handling FY 
92-93 schedule and staffing changes due to the recent budget 
cuts. In summary: staff will be cut from 100% to 80% time, 
hours open to the public will be reduced, there will be 
fewer and longer exhibitions. Meissner also outlined 
several exhibition concepts for FY 92-93. A general 
discussion of public accessibility, staff workload, and 
fundraising followed. 

Agenda item C) Meissner and Kolba presented models and 
written descriptions of three proposals for Exploration: 
City Site (1992) recently recommended by jurors Judy Moran, 
Wayne Zebzda and Anita Margrill. 

ORDERED: Approval of recommendation for September 

Exploration: City Site installation of "I am Afraid" by Jon 

Rubin and Kurt Kiefer. 

MOVED: Rosekrans/Healy 

VOTE: unanimously approved (with some reservations expressed 

on the text of the proposed piece) 

ORDERED: Approval of recommendation for Exploration: City 
Site installation of "Rocks on Stilts" by Michael Alfe and 
Dru Kim, pending funding. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

The jurors' recommendation for Exploration: City Site 
installation of "Internal Dimensions/Normative Terrain" by 
Virocode was presented and discussed. The Committee asked 
that the piece be further developed — generally citing the 
proposal as having a low visual impact relative to the very 
strong impact of the concept (that of a diseased earth). 

Agenda item B) Meissner presented her recommendation for 
the September 17 - October 30, 1992 exhibition "Beyond the 
Walls" consisting of three works: an installation using 
felled trees from Golden Gate Park by Wang Po Shu; an 
installation of birds, kinetics, video and sound by Ray 
Beldner and Robin Lasser; and, an installation of mirrors, 
scopes, sound and hearing devices by Werner Klotz. 

Concerning the proposed work by Wang Po Shu, Commissioner 
LaRocca cautioned against penetration of the Gallery floor 
and advised staff to seek a floor installation method that 
would not leave a permanent "dotted" look to the floor. 



ORDERED: Approval of exhibition "Beyond the Walls", 
September 17 - October 30, 1992. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Healy 
VOTE: unanimously approved 

Commissioner Healy asked that, in the future, representative 
slides of artists' work be shown to the Committee when 
approval are being sought for exhibition or installation 
proposals. She also asked that written descriptions and 
supportive materials of artist proposals be distributed to 
the Committee prior to the meetings, preferably with the 
agenda packets. 



VI. MUNI-METRO TURNAROUND PORTAL ART PROJECT 

Susan Pontious gave a brief history and update of the 
project citing several design concerns — some brought to 
the Commission's attention by the artist Robert Millar and 
others by the Waterfront Transportation Project's urban 
design consulting team of Sasaki & Associates. 

Robert Millar was present and answered questions regarding 
unresolved specifications for the palm tree planting area in 
relation to root-ball size and survivability; and, PUC 
proposed changes to the color of the artwork as currently 
specified . 

Committee members expressed serious concern over the changes 
to Millar's design purportedly proposed by the PUC Utilities 
Engineering Bureau (UEB). They asked staff to write a 
letter to the UEB reminding them that both the palms and the 
color are crucial elements of the artwork and elimination 
of, or change to, either element would require re-submission 
of the work to the Art Commission for new approval . 

Staff was also asked to arrange a meeting between Visual 
Arts, Civic Design, the Port, Waterfront Transportation, and 
the artist to review the project specifically in light of 
the Sasaki comments. 



VII. ARTIST GENERATED PROJECT 

Elaine Badgley Arnoux presented her project "The New 
Frontier: Rebuilding the American Dream", a caravan of 
shopping carts cum covered wagons construct and painted by 
homeless people to "challenge the community and the nation 
to meet the 'New Frontier' of human suffering and misery". 
She is asking for a Commission endorsement of her project. 

ORDERED: Endorsement of "The New Frontier: Rebuilding the 
American Dream" by Elaine Badgley Arnoux. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



VIII. SAN ANDREAS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 

Tonia Macneil introduced artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 
who presented a mock-up of their book AQUA PURA for the 
Committee's review. Several copies were distributed and 
Macneil encouraged Committee members to read them and 
forward comments to her in the next week or two; Macneil 
will read it thoroughly as well. 

The artists were highly commended for their extensive and 
conscientious work on this project. 

ORDERED: Approval in concept of mock-up of book entitled 

AQUA PURA and authorization to make interim payment to 

artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Lim 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



IX. COLLECTIONS 

Debra Lehane reported damages to the Lincoln Monument caused 
by numerous candles being placed on its plinth and base 
during the May 17th Aids March. Repair costs are now being 
assessed but may go as high as $20,000. Supplemental 
funding is being sought through either the Board of 
Supervisors, DPW or the CAO's Office. She will also research 
alternate methods for candle placement at the statue (i.e. 
sand-filled receptacles) since it is a now-traditional 
destination and ritual for the march. 

Lehane also reported that the Coit Tower, Phase II Mural 
Conservation Project was in progress. It is focusing on the 
Lucien Labault murals in the stairway and on the second 
floor. Lastly, Lehane reported that the Mark Adams 
tapestries are now being installed in Moscone Center on an 
extended loan. 



X. MARKET STREET ART IN TRANSIT: BRETT COOK 

Eleanor Beaton introduced artist Brett Cook and presented 
his proposal for the "Book of Questions" (first issue) as 
part of the Market Street, Cycle I program. The piece is 
proposed for the front of the Embassy Theater and confronts 
issues of racism and power — as have been brought to the 
forefront recently in Los Angeles and worldwide. 

Committee members offered suggestions to strengthen and 
clarify the intent and message of the work, in particular 
that the text labels be placed over all eight portraits. 



Beaton noted that the model will be brought to the property 
owner for approval. Should the owner decline permission, 
Beaton will seek alternative sites. 

ORDERED: Approval, in concept, of "Book of Questions" by 
Brett Cook for the Market Street Art in Transit program. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: unanimously approved 



XI. NEW BUSINESS 

Brett Cook presented another proposal for a work 
"Unfortunately Self" a work speaking to the empowerment, or 
lack of empowerment, of the elderly. The piece is an 
independent mural project under the auspices of the Mayor's 
Office of Community Development, Artists' Support Services 
(SOMAR), and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is 
seeking Art Commission endorsement. Committee members made 
a series of suggestions concerning choice of words, strength 
and clarity of message, and visual readability and impact. 

ORDERED: Endorsement, in concept, of "Unfortunately Self" 

by Brett Cook. 

MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



XII. GRAPHIC DESIGN CONSULTANT 

Joanne Chow Winship presented the work of graphic designer 
Kristen Beckstoffer for consideration as the Art 
Commission's graphic design consultant. 

ORDERED: Approve Director to enter into contract with 

Kristen Beckstoffer, graphic design consultant, for design 

and production, not to exceed $12,000, at Director's 

di scretion . 

MOVED: Lim/Healy 

VOTE: unanimously approved 



XIII. MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTER/ESPLANADE BALLROOM 

Tenia Macneil reported upon the status of the Hung Lui piece 
stating that its installation would be completed by the end 
of the week of June 22nd, at which time she will schedule a 
final review by Committee members. She encouraged Committee 
members to visit the site on their own in advance of the 
final review. 



XIV. OLD BUSINESS 



briefly updated the Committee on the Joan 
at 235 Pine Street stating that the project 
Commissioner Healy asked that a letter, for 
be written to the Planning Commission in 



Tonia Macnei 1 

Brown project 

was stal led. 

her signature 

support of resolution of the situation. 

Approved: 




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Approval of June 17, 1992 Minutes 
Revision of minutes of April 22, 1992, Page 7 
Paragraph 2, to read: "ORDERED: Approve 
$100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for the 
Islais Creek Pump Station building and approve 
in concept relocation of the funds to another 
site within Clean Water auspices." 

Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural design by Susan 
Cervantes for Cleveland School , in the 
Excelsior District. 

B. Approval of mural design by Yvonne 
Littleton for the Aids Intervention 
Training Center at 507 Divisadero Street. 

C. Motion to accept on behalf of the City 
and County of San Francisco the work of 
art by Hung liu entitled Map No. 33 
commissioned for the Moscone Center 
Esplanade Ballroom. 

D. Approval of final payment of $140,000 to 
artist Hung Liu on contract #2810009. 

E. Approval to artists Tim Collins and Reiko 
Goto to begin work on the audio-visual 
installation at San Andreas Water 
Treatment Plant, and authorization to the 
Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for the work. 

Muni-Metro Turnaround Portal Art Project 

Susan Pontious, Emilio Cruz 
Discussion of current status 

Community Initiated Project 

Commissioner Daniel Genera 

Request for resolution in support of Llego 

exhibition in June of 1992. 



V. Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Eleanor Beaton, Ann Chamberlain 

Request for approval of kiosk poster series by 

Ann Chamberlain, et al . 

VI . Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil, Ann Chamberlain 

Request for approval of conceptual proposal 

VII. Fire Station #2 

Susan Pontious, Al Wong, Chief Lynch 
Review of artist's model for lights 

VIII. New Art Enrichment Projects: 
Fire Station #37 

Fire Stations #44 and #24 
Library: Chinatown Branch 

Susan Pontious, Chris Bigelow 

Request for approval of selection process 

IX. 5th and Mission Garage 
Tonia Macneil, Kevin Hagerty 

Request for approval of selection process 

X. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Captain Suttmeier 

Presentation of Selection Panel recommendation 

of art work for exterior site 

XI . Art Commission Gallery 

A. Presentation of proposal by artist Werner 
Klotz for inclusion in exhibition "Beyond 
the Walls", September 17 to Oct. 30, 1992 
Anne Meissner, Jon Weaver 

B. Presentation of exhibition concept for 
November 20 to December 30, 1992 

XII. Collections: San Francisco Airport 

Debra Lehane 

Report on Advisory Committee meeting relative 

to Freda Koblick request 

XIII. Artist Initiated Project 

Ruth Peterson, Foundation for Global Community 
Request for approval of installation at Justin 
Herman Plaza in October of 1992 

XIV. NEW BUSINESS 

XV. Adjournment 






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Commissioners: AnneHealy DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

Robert LaRocca 

Dodie Rosekrans 

SAN FRANCISCO 
Staff: Eleanor Beaton PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Tenia Mcnei 1 

Ann Meissner 

Susan Pontious 

1. Minutes 

ORDERED: Approval of June 17th minutes 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimously approved 

2. ORDERED: Page 7, paragraph 2 of the April 22nd minutes 
should be revised to read: 

"Ordered: approve $100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for 
the Islais Creek Pump Station building and approve in 
concept relocation of the funds to another site within 
Clean Water auspices." 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimously approved 



II. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar with the 
f ol lowi ng i tems : 

A. Approval of mural design by Susan Cervantes for 
Cleveland School, in the Excelsior District. 

B. Approval of mural design by Yvonne Littleton for 
the AIDS Intervention Training Center at 507 
Divisadero St. 

C. Motion to accept on behalf of the City and County 
of San Francisco the work of art by Hung Liu, 
entitled Map No. 33, commissioned for the Moscone 
Convention Center Esplanade Ballroom. 

D. Approval of final payment of $140,000 to artist 
Hung Liu on contract #2810009. 

E. Approval of artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto to 
begin work on the audio-visual installation at San 



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Andreas Water Treatment Plant, and authorization 
to the Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for the work. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Muni -Metro Turnaround Portal Art Project 

Susan Pontious; Dave Sutter; Emilio Cruz; Paul 
Osmundson 

Susan Pontious reported that at the last Visual Arts 
Committee meeting, the Committee expressed concern 
about three issues relative to the artist's design for 
the portal art project: 1 )the feasibility of the palm 
trees and 2)the color specified by the artist. Susan 
reported that a third problem that had arisen was the 
shape of the portal doorway. 

A letter from the artist describing the importance of 
these three elements to the artistic design was read 
into the record and is incorporated here as Appendix A. 

Dave Sutter from the P.U.C. gave an update on the 
current status of the design. He reported that a 
consultant hired by the P.U.C. had confirmed that the 
palm trees could survive in that location and was 
developing planting and watering specifications. 

Sutter showed the design drawings of the planters and 
light bases. They will be constructed using a pre-cast 
concrete shell and use gunite to create the sculpted 
form. Commissioner LaRoca said that the planter box 
wall should be 6" thick to look in scale with the 
trees. The Committee also recommended that the joint 
between the precast and the gunite might be 
problematical and should receive further study. 

The portal door design was discussed. Dave Sutter 
reported that the door could not be built as per the 
artist's oval design because it was not in keeping with 
State Code Title 24. Muni operations also objected to 
having a lip on that door. 

The white paint specified by the artist was discussed. 
P.U.C. 's objection to the white color were noted as 
follows: the white is not in keeping with the color 
palette of the rest of the Embarcadero and maintenance 
problems. Dave Sutter advised the Committee that he 



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thought the white color was a very poor idea because it 
would show dirt and grease. 

Susan Pontious advised the Committee that the P.U.c". 
regarded the maintenance of the paint the Art 
Commission's responsibility, but that the Art 
Commission had no funds for- this puipose. 

limi I io Cruz from the C.A.O.'s office was asked if the 
C . A . CJ . ' s $50,000 maintenance fuiui for- the Embarciideio 
A !• t Projects could be used foi- this puipose. lie said 
yes, if such funds could be identified to set up the 
maintenance fund. However, as yet no such funds liase 
been i (ien t i f ied . 

PauJ (Jsiiiundson from the Port was asked if the Pi^rt 
would waive the color palette ciiteria for the piujeiL. 
He said tliat while the Port had appi-oved general uvei 
all design criteria for the Kmbaicadeio and the arl 
projects, they had not atiopted a specific set of desi^^ii 
ciiteria. Since the white color was part of an ail 
pio.ject, we would not need a waivei- from Lhe Poll.. 

He repoited that the Poit Commission would l)e asked lo 
appi'ove the Hmbarcadero Portal Ai-t Project at t he i i- 
August meeting. 

In lesoluLion, the majority of the ( '(.jriimi 1 1 ee con! iiiU(.(i 
to suppoit the white paint. The ai'tist anti the P.li.i . 
will cont, inue to ti'y to find a way to resol\e the door 
lies i gn issue. 

IV. lihECiO liesolution in support of the 2nd Visual Arts 
KxhibJt and Performing Ai'ts Show of Latino/a Gay, 
iiesbj an &. Bisexual Artists. 

Hank 'Iravera fi-om LLEGO presented the Committee \\itli 
sample wcjrk pi-esented at the LLKGC exhibit. He 
reijuesLed that the Commission pass a r-esolution in 
siippoit of the exhibit, lhe? Coiiimittee directed stiilf to 
woik uilh Ml'. Itavera to i-ewoik tiie proposed lestjlul ion 
in a iiiaiuier that Wcis less br'oad; (i.e. more di ret led 
tovvards support of the art). 

ORDERED: A i-esolution in suppoi-t of the LLEGO 2iid 
Visual Arts Exhibit and Performing Arts Show of 
Latino/a Gay and Lesbian Artists. 
MOVED : Rosekrans/LaRocca 
VU'l'E: Unanimous 



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V. 5th and Mission Garage 

Tonia Macneil 

Tonia Macneil reported that this project was advertised 
along with the other garage projects last year, 
although artist selection on this project was 
postponed. She proposed using that candidate pool, 
along with selected additional artists who would be 
invited to apply, to select a short list of qualified 
candidates to bring to the Visual Arts Committee. 

She also presented a list of potential juror's for 
Committee approval. 

OHDFIUsD: Approved as potential selection r)atiel iiiembei's 

for the 5th and Mission St. Garage: Marsha Tanner; 

Michael Smiley; Horace Washington; Renny Pritikin; 

Dewey Grumpier; Marie Acosta-Colon ; and Michael 

Almaguer . 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimous 

V. TARAVAL POLICE STATION 

Tonia Macneil 

Tonia Macneil reported that the Selection Panel had 
chosen the site proposaJ by Scott Donahiue, but with 
some revisions. These included a re-conf Lguia I i on of 
the figures and the back panel. 

The Committee noted that the figures shou.l.<i portiay 
safe, happy, playing children, which look Like the> are 
beckoning, rather than escaping. 

ORDF]RED : Appioxal in concept of the proj'osal subinil Let.) 
by Scott Donaliue , porti-aying full-scale sculpt ui-es of 
children at play in the transom space abo\ e the rai'a\al 
Police Station door, with the provision tlint f i ii;i 1 
approval for the project would be dependent on re\ iew 
and approval of a revised proposal as pei- the ditefl ion 
of the Visual Arts Committee. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTF^: Unanimous 

VI. Market St. 

Eleanor Beaton; Ann Chamberlain 

Artist Ann Chamberlain presented designs 'loaled b.v the 
aitist team of Cliamber J a i n/ Hutchison/ I z<i / farm/ 
Lopez/ and Jenkins for the next kiosk poster- series. 



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The Committee noted that the posters needed the Art 
Commission and Market Street Art- i n-Transi t program 
credi t , 

ORDERED: Approval of images proposed by Ann 
Chamberlain / Brenda Hutchison/ David Izu / Julian 
Lang/ Yolanda Lopez/ and Ulysses Jenkins for the 
Gannett Market St. kiosks. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

The meeting was adjourned at 3 p.m. due to loss of a quorum. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of June 17th minutes 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

VOTE: Unanimously approved 

2. ORDERED: Page 7, paragraph 2 of the April 22nd minutes 
should be revised to read: 

"Ordered: approve $100,000 in Art Enrichment funds for 
the Islais Creek Pump Station building and approve in 
concept relocation of the funds to another site within 
Clean Water auspices." 
MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimously approved 



3. ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar with the 
f ol lowi ng items : 

A. Approval of mural design by Susan Cervantes for 
Cleveland School, in the Excelsior District. 

B. Approval of mural design by Yvonne Littleton for 
the AIDS Intervention Training Center at 507 
Divisadero St. 

C. Motion to accept on behalf of the City and County 
of San Francisco the work of art by Hung Liu, 
entitled Map No. 33, commissioned for the Moscone 
Convention Center Esplanade Ballroom. 

D. Approval of final payment of $140,000 to artist 
Hung Liu on contract #2810009. 

E. Approval of artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto to 
begin work on the audio-visual installation at San 



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Andreas Water Treatment Plant, and authorization 
to the Director to enter into contract with the 
artist for the work. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: A resolution in support of the LLEGO 2nd 
Visual Arts Exhibit and Performing Arts Sho of Latino/a 
Gay and Lesbian Artists. 

MOVED: Rosekrans/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approved as potential selection panel members 
for the 5th and Mission St. Garage: Marsha Tanner; 
Michael Smiley; Horace Washington; Renny Pritikin; 
Dewey Grumpier; Marie Acosta-Colon ; and Michael 
Almaguer . 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approval in concept of the proposal presented 
by Scott Donahue, with the provision that final 
approval for the project would be withheld pending 
review of the revised proposal. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval of images proposed by Ann 
Chamberlain / Brenda Hutchison/ David Izu / Julian 
Lang/ Yolanda Lopez/ and Ulysses Jenkins for the 
Gannett Market St. kiosks. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Rosekrans 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Respectf LpJ y Submitted: 

Susan Pontious 
Curator 

APPROVED: ^^ 

Joanne Chow Winchip 
Director of Cultural Affairs 



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From : ROBERT MILLPR 213/376.5313 PQl 



Robert Millar 
P.O. Box 515 
Manhattan Beach 
California 
90266 

310/376-5313 
July 10, 1992 FAX: Same 



San Francisco Arts Connmission 

25 Van Ness Avenue, #2*10 

San Francisco 

California 

94102 

Alln; Susan Pontious 

Dear Susan, 

I am sorry thai I will be unable to make the meeting you have arranged for next week. I have had 
this trip to the east coast planned lor several months. 

As you have roquesled, I will attempt to articulate some ol my thougtite regarding two outstanding 
issues we discussed yesterday regarding the currently approved proposal . 

\. Color 

Except for the train rails, the lamp poles, the catenary lines, and the trees everything oi 
the project site Is white and coated with antl-gralfiti sealer. The concrete Is coated with a 
white concrete stain. This Includes all poured In place concrete and concrete pavers, 
cobblestone or otherwise. Ail metal elements are painted to match the white ol the 
concrete stain. 

It Is excessive. It is /n/«ndsd to be excessive. It Is obsessive. \\\& Intandediobe 
obsessive. 

Along with all the other details of the art project, It suggests a meticulous approaoh to the 
creation ol a public space. 

An extremely crucial element of this work Is In Its extreme nature. Without the extremes, it 
does not have lis value. It must have Its details in order to exist and become the work. 
Without them, the work will not exist. 

II. Trees 

I have no new Information on the trees. I have been told by the experts at Bechtel. after 
they accomplished extensive research, the tne palms specified would not survive In the 
planters specified. The last I heard, they were on a search tor an expert who would 
conlirm that the palms would survive. 

III. Door 

As we discussed on the telephone, there has been some talk about changing the door 
that I had specified. This door was specified and approved in 30% conceptual design. 
On several occasions Bechtel lold me that it couldn't be done. Each time I called Dave 



From : ROBERT MILLAR 213/375.5313 P02 



Susan Pontlous 
July 12, 1992 
Page Two 



Sutter about it and he repealedly assured me tlial It would t^e done. Now, I am told again 
ttial it can't be done. The lorm ot the door la coiclal. Nothing I have in the project i6 of a 
right angle. A change In the door would destroy the work, or would at least push me back 
into conceptual design. 

I hope that you can help me with these matters. 
Sincerely, 




Minutes to Informational Meeting 
July 17, 1992 

After the adjournment of the July 17th Visual Arts Committee 
meeting, the following items were presented for information 
only to Commissioners Healy and LaRocca. 

I. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macnei 1 ; Ann Chamberlain; Fong & Chan Architects 
Ann Chamberlain presented her conceptual proposal for 
art enrichment at the Hospital Parking Garage. She 
proposed taking over the graphics and signage in the 
garage; historical images would be etched on 16" x 20" 
colored plexiglass and mounted on the columns. Each 
parking area would be identified with an image and a 
color and the signage would be lit. In more public 
areas, (such as waiting areas around elevators), the 
images would be repeated with some explanatory text. 

Tonia Macnei 1 reported that it had not yet been 
determined whether or not the budget would sustain this 
concept throughout the entire garage. The 
Commissioners advised that if it cannot, then work 
should concentrate on the more public areas. 

RECOMMENDED: Conceptual approval of graphic and 
signage system proposed by Ann Chamberlain for art 
enrichment at the Hospital Parking Garage, 

II. Firestation #2 

Susan Pontious; Al Wong 

Al Wong presented his prototypes for the design of the 

lanterns for Firestation #2. 

RECOMMENDED: Approval of Al Wong's design prototype 
for the Firestation #2 lanterns. 

III. Firestations 37, 44, and 24; Chinatown Branch of Public 
Li brary . 

Susan Pontious; Chris Bigelow 

The Commissioners approved combining the recruitment 
efforts for these projects, all of which have budgets 
under $30,000. 

The art enrichment opportunities were reviewed for 
Firestation #2. The commissioners identified three 
potential locations for the art enrichment; the 



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balcony; the niche between the old building and the 
addition, and the entry door. 

Chris Bigelow will talk to landmarks to see what they 
will allow relative to the entry door, which is on the 
ori gi nal bui 1 di ng . 

The commissioners requested that a letter be sent to 
Roger Wong requesting that the same architect be 
assigned the design of all three new additions for 
firestations 37, 24 and 44 since the same architect 
designed the original buildings. 

RECOMMENDED: 1) That a pool of candidates be 
recruited for firestations 37, 24, 44, and the 
Chinatown Branch of the Library; and 2) that the artist 
for firestation #37 be selected based on past work. 

IV. Gallery 

Anne Meissner 

The commissioners reviewed Meissner's exhibition plans 
for the show scheduled 11/20 - 12/30/1992; the 
engineering report on artist Werner Klotz's proposal to 
bore 2" holes through the gallery wall; and Wang-Po- 
Shu's plans for repair of the gallery floor after his 
exhibition. The commissioners noted that the repair of 
the floor has to be the same color and look of the 
present floor. 

RECOMMENDED: Approval of making exhibit scheduled for 
11/20 - 12/30/1992 a competition with a $10 fee per 
regi stration . 

RECOMMENDED: Approve artist Werner Klotz's proposal 
requiring boring 2" hole through gallery wall as per 
engineering report specifications. 

IV. Artist Initiated Project: Twi 1 ight's Last Gleaming 

Susan Shawl and Betty Kissilove from Foundation for 
Global Community presented a proposal by artist Barbara 
Donachy that the group is proposing to site in Justin 
Herman Plaza. The proposal would be installed for 1 
week, and consists of 18,000 ceramic disks laid out on 
a triangle of black vinyl landscape mesh. The 
installation would be roped off and have 24 hour 
supervision. The installation represents the number of 
Plutonium fuel buttons at the Rocky Flats Nuclear 



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Plant; informational kiosks would be included in the 
exhibit . 

RECOMMENDED: A resolution approving the Foundation foi- 
Global Community's proposal to install artist Barbara 
Donachy's Twilight ' s Last Gleaming in Justin Herman 
Plaza. 

VI . Embarcadero 

Eleanor Beaton 

A. di Suvero sculpture 

Mark di Suvero has reviewed the revised plans for 
South Beach Park where his sculpture will be 
located and is pleased. He will make a scale 
model, and project landscape architect Bob LaRoca 
will make a scale plan for the sculpture model. 

B. Promenade Signage and Ribbon Projects 

The bids for both have come in slighLly over 
budget. Michael Manwaring proposes to reduce the 
number of some of iiis signs to meet the budget. 

The artist team for the Ribbon Project are 
considering two possibilities to remain in budget: 

1. Eliminating the conduit for the lighting 

2. Reducing some of the vertical elements on tlie 
N. Embarcadero. 

VII. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious reported LhaL Lt . LaVigne Irum I he 
Siieriff 's Dept. was concei'ned tiiaL tiie Sycamoie t. lees 
called for in Vicki Scur-i and Pat O'Brien's plaza 
design uc^uld get too big and block tlie \ i e\s of I lie 
buLliJing. He is suggesting e 1 i in i nat i ug tliem or 
iepla<:ing them with shiubs. 

The commissioners confirmed that deciduous st leet I tees 

are part of the artist's design and cannot be changed 

without Ar-t Commission approval. However-, al lei nates 

that might be considered would be Bradford Pear, Liquid 
Amber or- I'ulip Tr-ees. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. RECOMMENDED: Conceptual approval of graphic and 

signage system proposed by Ann Chamberlain for- art 
etir i chineut at the Hospital Parking Garage. 



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2. RECOMMENDED: Approval of Al Wong's design prototype 
for the Firestation #2 lanterns. 

3. RECOMMENDED: 1) That a pool of candidates be 
recruited for firestations 37, 24, 44, and the 
Chinatown Branch of the Library; and 2) that the artist 
for firestation #37 be selected based on past work. 

4. RECOMMENDED: Approval of making exhibit scheduled for 
11/20 - 12/30/1992 a competition with a $10 fee per 
registration . 

5. RECOMMENDED: Approve artist Werner Klotz's proposal 
requiring boring 2" hole through gallery wall as per 
engineering report specifications. 

6. RECOMMENDED: A resolution approving the Foundation for 
Global Community's proposal to install artist Barbara 
Donachy's Twilight's Last Gleaming in Justin Herman 
Plaza. 

Respectfully Submitted: 



Susan Pontious 
Curator 



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Consent Calendar 

Appro\aL of mviral design by Ray Patlan for 

l'"olsom Street Park. 

Mission Police Station 

Ionia Macneil, Captain Tom Suttmeier, Edmund Shum 
[Request for approval of Selection Panel 
recommendation of artists and authorization to 
enter into contracts. 

Islais Creek/Woods Muni Facilities 

Eleanor Beaton 

Request for approval of Selection Panel 

recommendation of Robert Catalusci as artist for 

tlie Woods Muni Facility and for Nobuho Nagasawa as 

artist for the Islais Creek Facility. 



Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil, Captain Tom Suttmeier, Gary Hoy 
A. Review of revised proposal by Scott Donahue 
for the exterior site at Taraval Police Station. 
Request for approval of proposal and authorization 
to enter into contract with the artist. 

B Presentation of candidates to create art work 
for the interior site. Request for selection of 
artist(s) and authorization to enter into 
con trac t . 

San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Tonia Macneil, Tim and Reiko Collins 

A. Request for review of mock-up of book 'Aqua 
Pura' and approval of contract payment. 

B. Request for approval of modification of 
contract #2810007 for artists Tim Collins and 
Reiko Goto Collins to increase scope of work and 
budget . 



VI. Market Street Art in Transit Program 
Eleanor Beaton 

A. AICA/Headlands : Request for approval of 
artwork for poster series on the Gannett 
kiosks. 

B. Poetry inset in Muni boarding islands on 
Market Street: Request for approval of poems to 
be inset. 

VII. Collections 
Debra Lehane 

A. Pioneer Monument Fulton Street site design. 

B. Pioneer Monument informational text. 

C. ILWU Memorial Monument removal and stoiage. 

D. Diego Rivera Mural Project update. 

VIII. Moscone Convention Center 
Tonia Macneil 

Project update 

IX. New Business 

X. Adjournement 






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MINUTES FOR VISUAL ART COMMITTEE 



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, AUGUST 19, 1992 



Present : 

Commissioners: Anne Healy 

Genny Lim 
Robert LaRocca 

Staff: Joanne Chow Winship 

Tonia Macneil 
Eleanor Beaton 



I. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar with the 
following item: 

Approval of mural design, overseen by Ray Patlan, 

for Folsom Street Park. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

II. Taraval Police Station 

Tonia Macneil; Gary Hoy; Captain Tom Suttmeier 
Item (A): Scott Donahue's revised maquette for the 
community room doorway, accompanied by a full scale 
model of one of the figures, was presented to the 
Committee. In response to the Committee's previous 
comments, the artist revised his initial proposal of 
figures of children at play. The artist's changes were 
favorably received. The Committee will have the 
opportunity to review a full scale model in clay before 
the piece is cast. 

ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Scott Donahue 

for the exterior site of the Taraval Police Station and 

authorization to enter into contract with the artist 

for an amount not to exceed $20,000 plus architectural 

credi ts . 

MOVED: LaRocca/Healy 

VOTE: Unanimous 

Item (B) Gary Hoy described an additional opportunity 
for artwork in the interior lobby of the police 
station. Possible areas for an artist to work include 
a wall frieze, four windows, and/or the floor. Because 
of the design and construction schedule for this area, 
there is not enough time to initiate a new artist 



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selection process thus it was recommended that the 
three finalists for the exterior: Horace Washington, 
Martha Heavenston, and Arthur Gonzalez - be considered 
for an interior commission, with the Visual Art 
Committee acting as Selection Panel. Bayard Fong of 
the Human Rights Commission has agreed to this process. 
Gary Hoy and Captain Suttmeier indicated that all three 
artists are competent and would be acceptable to work 
with. 

After reviewing the proposals and slides of previous 
work by Gonzalez, Heavenston and Washington, 
Commissioner Lim noted that the humanism of Gonzalez' 
work is in keeping with the exterior theme already 
established by Scott Donahue. Commissioners LaRocca 
and Healy noted that Arthur Gonzalez has not previously 
received a public art commission in San Francisco. 

ORDERED: Approval of Arthur Gonzalez as artist for 
lobby of Taraval Police Station and authorization to 
enter into contract with the artist for an amount not 
to exceed $20,000 plus architectural credits. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

III. Market Street Art in Transit 

Item (A): AICA/Headlands Poster Project for Gannett 
Kiosks 

Eleanor Beaton; Janeen Antoine 

Janeen Antoine, Director of AICA (American Indian 
Contemporary Arts), presented artwork by six Native 
American artists: George Longfish; Frank Tuttle; Jane 
LaMarr; James Lambertus; Larry McNeil; and Lewis 
DeSoto. Artwork will be produced as posters for the 
Market Street kiosks. All work was favorably received. 
Upon reviewing the work by DeSoto, it was noted that 
the statistic of Native American deaths may be 
inaccurate and should be researched further. The 
Committee also recommended punctuation and format 
changes for stronger impact. 

ORDERED: Approval of poster series by AICA/Headlands 

with artwork by George Longfish; Frank Tuttle; Jane 

LaMarr; James Lambertus; Larry McNeil; and Lewis 

DeSoto . 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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Item (B): Poetry Inset in Muni Boarding islands 
Committee reviewed a selection of 9 poems, curated by 
The Poetry Center, for poetry plaques on new Market 
Street Muni boarding islands. Beaton showed the 
Committee a sample of the granite to be used for the 
plaque, a model of a typical plaque size and sample 
text . 

ORDERED: Approval of poems of Robert Grenier, June 
Jordan; Edith Jenkins; Kenneth Rexroth; Allen Ginsberg; 
Gary Soto; Marilyn Chin; and Nellie Wong and approval 
of granite poetry plaque module to be inset into new 
Muni boarding islands on Market Street. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Collections 

Debra Lehane 

Item (A): Debra Lehane reported that she has been 
working with the Bureau of Architecture to plan for the 
moving of the Pioneer Monument to Fulton Street. 
Lehane showed the Committee two proposals - one 
circular, one elliptical - for the monument's new 
setting. The elliptical format is closer to the 
original elongated setting of the Monument, and was 
favored by Civic Design Committee. 

Item (B): Lehane provided the Committee with examples 
of informational text which will be added to the 
Library Building and the Pioneer Monument. The three 
texts supply information on 1 )Marshall Square, 2)the 
history of the Pioneer Monument and 3) Mission 
settlement as it pertains to Native Americans. Lehane 
noted that inclusion of this third element may avoid 
future vandalism and damage to the monument. Committee 
supported the idea of including this third text. 

Item (C): The ILWU Monument located at Steuart and 
Mission Streets will have to be temporarily moved and 
stored for 2 years during Muni reconstruction of that 
area. Collections has been working with the artists 
and Muni to arrange for monument removal and storage. 
Muni will be requested to Work Order funds to allow for 
appropriate storage needs. 

Item (D): The Diego Rivera Mural at City College has 
been proposed to be moved from the theatre to the new 
main college library. Debra Lehane reported that the 



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project has been given a great boost with interest 
expressed by the Getty Conservation Institute to assist 
with the conservation survey and feasibility study. 
The study and survey will determine whether the mural 
can be moved safely and the method of movement. City 
College will undertake all fundraising for relocation 
expenses. 

V. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tonia Macneil; Tim Collins 

Item (A): Tim Collins distributed xerox copies of the 
most recent edit of "Aqua Pura" . The book is 
educational in intent, directed toward a broad 
audience, from engineers to children. Commissioner Lim 
noted an absence of Native American philosophy or 
mythology concerning water, and recommended that 
something on this subject be included. 

At Commissioner Healy's request, Collins will provide a 
xerox copy of the complete camera-ready mock up to 
Visual Art Committee members by Thursday. Commissioner 
Lim will work with staff to coordinate and communicate 
the Committee's comments to the artists in one week, 
with final revisions to be made before the September 
Art Commission meeting. Final approval for Aqua Pura 
will be brought up under Committee Reports at that 
time . 

ORDERED: Approval of interim payment of $4,000 to Tim 
Collins and Reiko Goto Collins for "Aqua Pura", in 
advance of final Commission review. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

Item (B): The San Andreas 1 Project provides for 
historical and contemporary photographs to be installed 
in Water department offices throughout the City. The 
historical element of the project is complete. To 
execute the contemporary element of the project, Tonia 
Macneil recommends modifying contract with Tim Collins 
and Reiko Goto who will subcontract photographer 
Richard Barnes to do the work. 

ORDERED: Approve modification of contract with artists 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins to increase amount 
by $6,000 to pay for the printing, framing and 
installation of 10 photographs of Water Department 



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facilities by Richard Barnes, as well as incidental 
expenses not currently included in the contract. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VI. Islais Creek and Woods Muni Facilities, 

Eleanor Beaton 

The Selection Panel for these projects interviewed five 
candidates and has recommended artist Nobuho Nagasawa 
for the Islais Creek Facility and artist Robert 
Catalusci for the Woods Muni Facility. Commissioner 
LaRocca, a member of the Selection Panel, reported on 
the interviews. Nobuho Nagasawa is working on a major 
Los Angeles Metro Commission, and has demonstrated 
expertise in technical issues; her work shows 
sensitivity to environmental elements - water, grass, 
trees, etc. Robert Catalusci is a young and talented 
artist who had an exhibtion at the Commmission gallery 
last year. The Panel was enthusiastic about supporting 
him at this early stage of his career. 

ORDERED: Approval of Nobuho Nagasawa as artist for the 
Islais Creek Muni Facility and Robert Catalusci as 
artist for the Woods Muni Facility. 
MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

VII. Moscone Convention Center 

Tonia Macneil 

Redevelopment has advised that the steel for the Howard 
Street bridges will be erected October 1st. Jill 
Manton returns from leave in early October. Therefore 
Macneil recommended waiting until that time to proceed 
with a site visit and new artist selection. 

VIII. Old Business 

Embarcadero Projects 

Bids for the south segment of the Embarcadero came in 
$13 million under budget. The art components were 
slightly over budget: $7,000 for the signage, and 
$12,000 for the Ribbon, and as a result have been asked 
to make necessary reductions. Staff recommends re- 
opening discussion with Rudy Nothenberg regarding 
architectural credits for the Ribbon benches and 
bollards in an effort to obtain additional monies for 
the art projects. 

IX. New Business 



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ORDERED: Motion to approve staff request to present a 
resolution in support of National Arts Week to the full 
Art Commission, if needed. 
MOVED: Lim/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:15 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar with the 
following item: 

Approval of mural design, overseen by Ray Patlan, 

for Folsora Street Park. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of revised proposal by Scott 
Donahue for the exterior site of the Taraval Police 
Station and authorization to enter into contract with 
the artist for an amount not to exceed $20,000 plus 
architectural credits. 

MOVED: LaRocca/Healy 
VOTE: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of Arthur Gonzalez as artist 
for lobby of Taraval Police Station and authorization 
to enter into contract with the artist for an amount 
not to exceed $20,000 plus architectural credits. 
MOVED: LaRocca/Healy 

VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of poster series by 
AICA/Headlands with artwork by George Longfish; Frank 
Tuttle; Jane LaMarr; James Lambertus; Larry McNeil; and 
Lewis DeSoto . 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of poems of Robert Grenier, 
June Jordan; Edith Jenkins; Kenneth Rexroth; Allen 
Ginsberg; Gary Soto; Marilyn Chin; and Nellie Wong and 
approval of granite poetry plaque module to be inset 
into new Muni boarding islands on Market Street 
MOVED: LaRocca/Lim 

VOTE: Unanimous 



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6. ORDERED: Approve modification of contract with 
artists Tim Collins and Reiko Goto Collins to increase 
amount by $6,000 to pay for the printing, framing and 
installation of 10 photographs of Water Department 
facilities by Richard Barnes, as well as incidental 
expenses not currently included in the contract. 
MOVED: Healy/LaRocca 
VOTE: Unanimous 



7. ORDERED: Approval of Nobuho Nagasawa as artist 
for the Islais Creek Muni Facility and Robert Catalusci 
as artist for the Woods Muni Facility. 
MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 



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Notice: Requests to testify are accepted by completing 
an information card and giving it to the Committee 
Secretary, who will schedule testimony during the 
appropriate agenda item. 



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II 



Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of interim payment of S3, 000 to 
Chris Sproat for Ell is-0 ' Farrell Parking 
Garage . 

B. Approval of revision to selection process 
for 5th and Mission Garage: the Selection 
Panel will identify a single artist for 
the project. 

San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Tonia Macneil 

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto 

A. Request for final approval of the camera- 
ready copy of the book "Aqua-Pura" and request 
for interim payment. 



B. Review of Final Design and Working 
Drawings for the audio-visual installation at 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 



II . 



Mental Health Facility 

Susan Pontious 

Request for approval for purchase of art work 

for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 

Facility 



III . 



Art Commission Gallery 

Chain Reaction XIII 

Request for Approval of Exhibition Concept 



IV. 



Market Street Art in Transit Program 

Eleanor Beaton 

A. Request for approval of alternate 

Selection Panel members for Market Street 

Art in Transit Program 




B. Request for approval of honorarium of 

$250 each to poets Robert Grenier, June 
Jordan, Edith Jenkins, Kenneth Rexroth, 
Allen Ginsberg, Gary Soto and Marilyn 
Chin for use of poems to be inset into 
Muni boarding islands on Market Street. 



V. Islais Creek Pump Station 
Tonia Macneil 

Progress report, request for approval of ai-t 
enrichment program 

VI. Mission and Chinatown Branch Libraries 
Susan Pontious 

Glen Hunt, Bureau of Architecture 
Presentation of architectural design cind 
discussion of ai-t enrichment opportunities. 

VII. Firestation #37 and Cliinatown Branch Libiaries 
Susan Pontious 

A. Request for approval of Reiko Goto as 
guest curator for Firestation ifJ7; 
approve payment of fee of SlUU a da\', SoO 
a 1/2 day for services. 

B. Reqtiest for approval of Dr. William Uu or 
Al Wong as guest curator for tlie 
Chinatv>/on Branch Library; appioval of 
payment of fee of $100 a day, $5u a \f'l 
day for services. 

VIII. Bayview Police Station 
Tonia Macneil 
Progress report 

IX. Muni-Metro Turnaround Project 
Susan Pontious 

Robert Millar, Paul Osmundson, Da\ e Sutter 
Further disctission of white paint pruposi.^d by 
artist Robert Millar 

X. Civic Art Collection Policies and Guidelines 
Identification of date for continuin's 
Committee re\'ie\N^ of Public Art Program 
Guidel ines 

XI. Old Business 
XTI. New Business 
XIII. Adjournment 



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SEPT. 16, 1992 



Commissioners Present: 



Anne Healy, Chair 
Bob LaRocca 
Genny Lim 
Dodie Rosekrans 



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The meeting was called to order at 3:20 p.m. 

I. Consent Calendar 

Tonia Macneil requested that item lA be removed 
from the consent calendar. 

ORDERED: Revise the selection process for 5th and 

Mission Garage to select a single artist for the 

project . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 



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II. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 

A. Approval of final book design for "Aqua Pura" 
Tonia Macneil and Genny Lim reported that they 
had reviewed Tim Collins and Reiko Goto's 
camera ready materials for "Aqua Pura" , and 
recommended that the Committee approve the 
camera-ready copy of the book and an interim 
payment of $5,000. 

ORDERED: Approval of the camera ready copy 

for Tim Collins and Reiko Goto's book "Aqua 

Pura" . 

Moved: LaRocca/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 



ORDERED: Approval of interim payment of 

$5,000 to Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for 

Pura". 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 



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D. Review of model of installation proposal for 
San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 
Collins and Goto presented their prototype 
model for the photograph and audio portion of 
their installation. The Committee requested 
that they be given the opportunity to review 
the project again at the completion of design 
development . 

HI. Skilled Mental Health Nursing Facility 

Susan Pontious presented slides of works she 
recommends for purchase for the Skilled Mental 
Health Nursing Facility. 

ORDERED: Approve purchase of the following 
artworks for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility : 

a. Persimmon, by Kay Bradner; pastel on paper, 
20" X 30"; $1,200 

b. Cliff at Limantour; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 13" x 23 13/16"; $700. 

c. Limatour Marsh; Grey; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 12" x 23"; $700. 

d. 3 untitled photographs of shoes by J.M. 
Cooper; 11" x 14"; $125 each. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Gallery 

Kathleen Kolba requested approval of the gallery's 
annual "Chain Reaction" show for February, 1993. 
This year, the "chain" will begin with the Cultural 
Centers . 

ORDERED: Approval for the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery's annual "Chain Reaction" show, 
to open in February; the chain invitations will 
begin with Cultural Centers. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

V. Market St. Art in Transit Program 

Eleanor Beaton presented the following issues for 

action : 

A. Substitute panelist list 

ORDERED: The following are approved as 
potential substitute panelists for the Market 



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St. Program: Trinh T. Minh Ha; Valerie Soe ; 

Rhodessa Jones; Carrie Mae Weems ; Paul Kwan ; 

Jose Antonio Burciaga; Lorraine Garcia; Larry 

Andrews; Regina Mouton; and Christine 

Tamblyn . 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

B. Honorariums for Poets 

ORDERED: Approval to pay the following poets 
$250 honoraria for use of their poems on 
plaques for Muni boarding islands on Market 
Street: Robert Grenier; June Jordan; Edith 
Jenkins; Kenneth Rexroth; Allen Ginsberg; Gary 
Soto and Marilyn Chin. 
Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

C. Poetry on Muni Boarding Islands 
Beaton reported that Allen Ginsberg had 
submitted text that he preferred to have used 
instead of the text the Commission had chosen. 
The Committee reviewed Mr. Ginsberg's proposed 
selections and chose one of the poet's 
proposed excerpts from Howl. 

ORDERED: Approval to use the following Allen 
Ginsberg text for poetry plaque on a Muni 
Boarding Island: 

... who drove crosscounty seventytwo 
hours to find out if I had a vision or you had 
a vision or he had a vision to find out 
Eterni ty , . . . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Islais Creek Pump Station 

Tonia Macneil reminded the Committee of the status 
of the project; art enrichment funds had been 
approved for the Islais Creek pump station 
building, but not for the Headworks building. 
Macneil reported that she was unable to make a 
recommendation for art enrichment for the headworks 
building at this time because her scheduled meeting 
with the project manager had been cancelled. She 
expects to ask for a recommendation at the next 
meeting . 



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VII. Mission and Chinatown Branch Libraries 

Glen Hunt from the Bureau of Architecture presented 
the architectural schematic designs for the Mission 
and Chinatown Branch Library additions and reviewed 
the potential art enrichment sites suggested by the 
Library. The Committee made the following 
recommendations for potential art enrichment sites: 

A. For Chinatown: 

1 . Mezzanine walls 

2. Walls in the Community and Children's 
room 

3. Site of old entrance door 

4 . Exterior retaining wall 

B. For Mission Branch: 

1 . Floor 

2. Glass wall between lobby and computer 
room 

3. Wall above circulation desk 

4. Reference desk 

VIII. Budget Reduction Proposal 

Joanne Chow Winship reported to the Committee that 
the Mayor had requested a proposal be submitted 
within the past 48 hours to reduce the General Fund 
allocation to the Art Commission by $45,000, or two 
positions for the current fiscal year. This was 
part of a request to all departments to target 
$18,884,000 in savings through reducing 570 
positions . 

Since the Commission had already been cut, leaving 
no programs unaffected, it was impossible for for 
any further cuts not to seriously jeapordize those 
programs. With the Gallery Director's departure, 
and the hiring freeze, the Mayor's Budget Office 
was currently holding the position from being 
filled. Director Winship requested that the Budget 
Office consider holding the gallery assistant 
position in lieu of the director's position, to 
which they have agreed. 

Since the gallery program will be undergoing 
evaluation, salery savings may be affected with 
fewer hours. In addition to not filling the 
gallery assistant position and reducing the gallery 



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director posiition to half-time, the staff funded 
by the General Fund would have their hours reduced 
to a 7-hour work day. 

Commissioner Healy reported that she and the 
Director had conferred on this matter and that she 
supported the Director's proposal. 

IX. Selection Panelists for Chinatown Branch Library 
and Fire Station #37: 

Susan Pontious proposed the following as selecl.ion 
panelists : 

A. Fire Station #37 

ORDERED: Approval of Reiko Goto as a selection 

panelist for Fire Station #37, and approve 

payment of an honorarium of $100 a day or $50 

a half-day. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

B. Chinatown Branch Library 

ORDERED: Approval of Dr. William Wu or Al 
Wong as a selection panelist for Chinatown 
Branch Library and approve payment of an 
honorarium of $100 a day or $50 a half-day. 
Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. Bayview Police Station 

Tonia Macneil reported that artist Cheryl Riley had 
been successful in getting a $10,000 grant from 
Espirt Corp. to help fund the additional art 
proposal for the Community room at Bayview Police 
Station. Esprit has also offered to help her 
obtain additional grants from other corporations. 

XII. Muni-Metro Turnaround Project 

This item was removed from the agenda because the 
artist was ill and could not attend. 

XIII. Civic Art Collection Guidelines 

Revised copies of the draft of the public art 
portion of the Civic Art Collection Guidelines were 
handed out to the Committee. A meeting to continue 
review of the guidelines was scheduled for 3:30 on 
Monday, Oct. 26th. 



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XIV. KlLis/O'Farreil Garage 

Tonia Macneil showed the Committee the layout of 
Chris Sproat ' s lighting design. The prototype was 
shipped to the Ellis-OFarrell garage but was not 
available in time for the meeting. She will 
attempt to bring the prototype of a light unit to 
the full Commission meeting on Oct. 5th. 

ORDERED: Approve a progress payment to Chris 
Sproat for $3,000 on his design development 
contract for Ellis/0 ' Parrel Garage; and authorize 
the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
fabrication and installation contracts with Chris 
Sproat not to exceed $76,000. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

XV. Old Business 

Susan Pontious reported that prototypes of the 
paving and the north facade of the Sheriff's 
facility would soon be ready to review. Bob 
LaRocca was appointed as the Committee liaison. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Revise the selection process for 5th and 
Mission Garage to select a single artist for the 
project . 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Approval of the final book design for 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto's book "Aqua Piira" . 
Moved: LaRoca/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of interim payment of $5,000 to 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto for "Aqua Pura". 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approve purchase of the following 
artworks for the Skilled Mental Health Nursing 
Facility : 

a. Persimmon, by Kay Bradner; pastel on paper, 
20" X 30"; $1,200 

b. Cliff at Limantour; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 13" x 23 13/16"; $700. 



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c. Limatour Marsh; Grey; by Connie Smith Siegel; 
oil on paper; 12" x 23"; $700. 

d. 3 untitled photographs of shoes by J.M. 
Cooper; 11" x 14"; $125 each. 

Moved: Rosekrans/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval for the San Francisco Art 
Commission Gallery's annual "Chain Reaction" show, 
to open in February; the chain invitations will 
begin with Cultural Centers. 

Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: The following are approved as potential 
substitute panelists for the Market St. Program: 
Trinh T. Minh Ha; Valerie Soe ; Rhodessa Jones; 
Carrie Mae Weems; Paul Kwan ; Jose Antonio Burciaga; 
Lorraine Garcia; Larry Andrews; Regina Mouton; and 
Christine Tamblyn. 

Moved: Lim/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval to pay the following poets $250 
honoraria to inset their poems into the Muni 
Boarding Islands: Robert Grenier; June Jordan; 
Edith Jenkins; Kenneth Rexroth; Allen Ginsberg; 
Gary Soto and Marilyn Chin. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval to use the following Allen 
Ginsberg text for engraving on a Muni Boarding 
Island : 

... who drove crosscounty sevenLytwo 
hours to find out if I had a vision or you had 
a vision or he had a vision to find out 

Eterni ty , . . . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of Reiko Goto as a selection 
panelist for Fire Station #37, and approve payment 
of an honorarium of $100 a day or $50 a half-day. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 

Vote: Unanimous 



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10. ORDERED: Approval of Dr. William Wu or Al Wong as 
a selection panelist for Chinatown Branch Library 
and approve payment of an honorarium of $100 a day 
or $50 a half-day. 

Moved: Healy/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Approve a progress payment to Chris 
Sproat for $3,000 on his design development 
contract for Ellis/0' Parrel Garage; and authorize 
the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into 
fabrication and installation contracts with Chris 
Sproat not to exceed $76,000. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully Submitted: 

"Busan Poni 
Curator 





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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
OCT. 21, 1992 

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COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: 

Anne Healy, Chair 

.'^ristides Demetrios ( left after item XI ) 

Robert LaRocca 

Genny Lim (arrived after item II) 

STAFF PRESENT: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Elise Breall 
Debra Lehane 
Jill Manton 
Tonia McNeil 
Susan Pontious 
Joanne Chow Winship 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 2 8 1992 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LiBRARy 



I. Approval of Sept. 16th Minutes 

ORDERED: Approval of Sept. 16, 1992 minutes of 
Visual Arts Committee. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

II. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval to extend design development contract 
with Christopher Sproat for art enrichment at 
the Ellis O'Farrell Parking Garage until Dec. 
31, 1992. 

B. Approval of the following projects for Program 
Cycle 2 of the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program, contingent upon permission from 
property owners and other city agencies as 
needed : 

a. A maximum of $7,500 to San 
Francisco Cinematheque in 
collaboration with Sixth Street 
Photography Workshop for "The 
Space Between" a 3 part series of 
public air screenings and projections 

b. $3,559, with a contingency fund of 
$1,000, to Nith Lacroix and the 
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education video project for Southeast 
Asian Youth At Risk, culminating in an 
outdoor screening installation; this 
funding provisional upon teaming with 
an established organization for the 
implementation of the outdoor 
screening installation 

c. $10,000 to Contraband for six site- 
specific inter-disciplinary 
performances on Market Street 

d. $2,000 to the Greater Market Street 
Development Association for the 
presentation of one concert by 
Instituto Pro Musica 

e. $4,000 to Pilar Olabarrio, with a 
$1,000 contingency fund for 
installation costs, for a workshop 
with Tenderloin children and the 
creation of banners for U.N. Plaza 

f. $10,000 to Public Art Works for a 

2-3 month window installation at 9th 
and Market Streets 

g. $5,000 to Laura Riggs/Lisa 
Scola/Thomas Prosek for 2 "Monument 
Markers" , provisional upon working 
with Art Commission staff to develop 
viable structures in viable locations, 
and upon submission of a feasible plan 
for repair of the sidewalk 

h. $9,850 to Virginia Stearns for two 
"People to People" Food Box" 
Sculptures 

i. $9,940 to Susan Leibovitz Steinman 

for "Food for Thought: An Urban Apple 
Orchard" contingent upon identifying a 
viable site for the project 

j. $6,000 to Crystal Huie for the 

creation of images and the production 
of a poster series for 25 Gannett 



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kiosks on Market St. between Van Ness 
and the Embarcadero 

k. $6,000 to Su-chen Hung and Gigi 

Janchang for the creation of original 
images and the production of a 
poster series for 25 Gannett kiosks on 
Market St. between Van Ness and the 
Embarcadero 

1. $6,000 to Johanna Poethig and the 

Yerba Buena Creative Arts Workshop for 
the creation of original images and 
the production of a poster series for 
25 Gannett kiosks on Market St. 
between Van Ness and the Embarcadero 

C. Request for approval of additional $100 

for the Extraordinary Ordinaire to cover extra 
expenses incurred due to rain on previously 
scheduled performance date 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Embarcadero Historical and Interpretive Signage 
Project 

Michael Manwaring and Nancy Leigh Olmsted presented 
their proposed text and imagery. Michael Manwaring 
presented prototypes of all the sign types. These 
included: 1) plaques showing the historic origin of 
streets that intersected with the Embarcadero; 2) 
plaques commemorating the site where important 
events happened; 3) Podium signs 4) Story strips; 
5) whale types with poetry 6) plaque identifying 
site with a drawing of the ghost ship Lydia; 7) 
Tracing of the original shore line. 

Commissioner Lim asked Ms. Olmsted what the 
overlaying historical concept v>?as for the project 
area. Discussion ensued relative to the point of 
view of the project text. It was the Committee's 
general consensus that the project lacked a 
historical vision that captured the lives of the 
people in a more lively way, and was lacking in its 
representation of women and other ethnic groups. 



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A quote from the Bryant St. plaque was found to be 
particularly problematic. 

Commissioner Healy asked Commissioner Lim to work 
with the team in reviewing and making suggestions 
for the revision of the text. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of the project 
overview and imagery, with the contingency that the 
team revise the text to be more representative of 
other ethnic groups. 
MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

IV. Tenderloin Children's Recreation Center 

Bob Nist from the Bureau of Architecture reviewed 
the building architecture and the proposed 
locations of the artist's artx^ork. JoeSam. and 
Johanna Poethig presented their project proposals. 

JoeSam. will be creating a series of painted metal 
figures that will be welded to the fence and gates. 

Johanna Poethig will be working with area children 
to create a series of tiles on the fence pillars. 
She will also be using tile to create "game boards" 
on the floors of the building. The children will 
be creating painted tiles that will be inset into 
the walls of the bathrooms. She has also been 
working with the architects to develop color 
schemes . 

Tonia Macneil described MartFia Heavenston's 
conceptual proposal. Heavenston is donating her 
time as a visiting artist at Kohler Co. in 
Wisconsin to paint bathroom fixtures for the 
building. She }ias been commissioned to create 2 
ceramic benches for the playground, and additional 
funds are being sought for mor of her sculpture in 
the playground area. 

ORDERED: Approval of JoeSam. and Johanna Poethig's 
project proposal and Martha Heavenston's conceptual 
proposal and authorization for the artist's to 
proceed to fabrication. 
Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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V. San Andreas Water Treatment Plant 

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto presented the completed 
book Aqua Pura, which they have produced as part of 
the art enrichment project for the Water 
Department. They also presented their final design 
for their photographic and audio installation at 
the San Andreas Water Treatment Plant. 

ORDERED: Final approval of proposal and 
construction drawings for the Collins/Goto 
photographic and audio installation at San Andreas 
Water Treatment plant. 
Moved; Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VI. MuniMetro Turnaround 

This item was removed from the agenda 

VII. Save Outdoor Sculpture Project 

Debra Lehane and Elise Breall described the 
progress on the project to date. They reported 
that although the Commission got an initial grant 
to begin the project, they need to seek additional 
funds to complete. 

Lehane said that the Collection's Program could use 
the information obtained in the survey to further 
develop the Commission's "Adopt a Monument" 
program. She would like to focus on the 40 
sculptures in Golden Gate Park next. 

If we applied for the grants, the Friends of 
Recreation and Parks would continue to be oui' 
fiscal agent. 

Director Winship asked the Committee if they wanted 
to continue to the program. 

ORDERED: For the Collection's Department to 
continue with the Save Outdoor Sculpture program. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval for the Collection's Manager to 
apply to the following foundations for an 
additional $43,680 for the program: The Swig 
Foundation, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation, 



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D.R. and C.B. Stevens Foundation, Compton 
Foundation, Inc. and the Rene deRosa Foundation. 
Moved: Deme trios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII. 5th and Mission Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the selection panel had 
recommended the following artists to make proposals 
for the 5th and Mission Parking Garage: John 
Okulick, Lewis de Soto, Narcissus Quagliata, and 
Michael Hayden. 

She asked the Committee to approve the panel's 
recommendation . 

ORDERED: Approval to request art enrichment 
proposals from John Okulick, Lewis de Soto, 
Narcissus Quagliata, and Micahel Hayden for the 5th 
and Mission Parking Garage, and approval to pay 
each a $1,000 proposal fee. Moved: 
LaRocca/Demetr ios 
Vote: Unanimous 

IX. Fire Station #37 

C'hris Bigelow from the Bureau of Architecture 
reviewed the building design with the Committee. 
Susan Pontious reported that the Selection Panel 
had met, and recommended three artists as 
finalists. Interviews with the artists would be 
scheduled with the panel in the next week. She 
wovild like to have approval of their selection 
under Committee Reports at the full Commission 
meeting on Nov. 2nd. 

ORDERED: Approval of Peter de Swart, Elizabeth 
Saltos, and Wang Po Shu as finalists for Fire 
Station #37, and authorization to pay the an 
honorarium of $100 each. 
Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

X. Market St. Art in Transit Program: Gannett Kiosk 
Poster Series 

Sharon Tannenbaum and Alice Braverman presented the 
poster design and text (attachment A) of the 
posters representing the work of Hospitality House 
artists. The Committee requested a more 
graphically distinct credit for the San Francisco 
Art Commission. 



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ORDERED: Approval of the design and text of the 
Hospitality House poster designs for the Gannett 
Kiosks, with the stipulation that the credit for 
the San Francisco Art Commission be more 
graphically distinct. 
Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

XI. Gallery: Exploration City Site Program 
Virocode artists Andrea Mancuso and Peter D'Auria 
presented their revised proposal for the City Site 
program. The Committee felt that the work was 
still unclear in its aesthetic concept and did not 
adequately communicate its intent. 

ORDERED: Denial of approval for Viracode's 
proposal for Exploration City Site. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

XII. New Art Commission Logo 

Kristin Beckstoffer presented her proposal for a 
new Art Commission logo. She reported that in her 
design for the logo, her goal was to come up with a 
design that was more contemporary in look and more 
flexible in the ways that it could be used. Her 
new design featured a strong black square with the 
letters SFAC dividing the square into quadrants. 
"San Francisco Art Commission" was written below 
the square; above the square she proposed using a 
number of interchangeable graphic images to 
represent the various programs. 

The Committee felt that the series of images needed 
to be more dynamic, and suggested that she explore 
using tighter cropping, more off-center 
positioning, as well as other images. 

Joanne Chow Winship requested conceptual design 
approval so that Beckstoffer could proceed with 
design of the program brochures. 

ORDERED: Approval of the conceptual design of the 
new Art Commission logo, with more work on images 
selected and their placement. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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XTTI. Mission Police Station 

A. Children's Lobby 

Tenia Macneil reported that both JoeSam. and 
Gorden Bryan had designed proposals for the 
children's lobby of the Mission Police 
Station. However, since they made their 
proposals, the architects have changed the 
design of the building. In addition, the 
panel felt that neither proposal was entirely 
appropriate for the site constituency. 
Therefore, Macneil requested that the 
Committee approve payment of $250 for each of 
the artists to redesign their proposals for 
the lobby. 

She proposed that the Committee select the 
winning proposal rather than re-convene the 
selection panel again. 

ORDERED: Approval of payment of a $250 design 
fee to both JoeSam. and Gorden Bryan to 
redesign their proposals for the children's 
lobby of the Mission Police Station. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

B. Main Lobby 

Macneil reported that the proposal by Gary 
Dwyer had been selected for the main lobby. 
The original proposal featured upholstered 
"boulder" forms set in a tiled area. However, 
the police were concerned about the 
maintenance of the upholstery material, and 
the scale of the site has changed, so the 
artist will need to redesign using a different 
material and for a slightly smaller area. 

Capt . Suttmeier was present to say that the 
Police Dept . supported the proposal. 

ORDERED: Approval of the design proposal 
submitted by Gary Dwyer for the main lobby of 
the Mission Police Station, and authorization 
for the Director to enter into contract with 
the artist for an amount not to exceed $30,000 
for the design, fabrication, transportation 
and installation of the artwork, conditional 



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upon approval of a prototype by the Art 
Commission and Police Dept . 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



XTV. Hospital Parking Garage and Ellis O'Farrell 
Garages 

These agenda items were deferred to the Special. 
Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee scheduled for 
Oct. 26, 1992. 

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Approval of Sept. 16, 1992 minutes of 
Visual Arts Committee. 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



2. ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval to extend design development contract 
with Christopher Sproat for art enrichment at 
the Ellis O'Farrell Parking Garage until Dec. 
31, 1992. 

B. Approval of the following projects for Program 
Cycle 2 of the Market Street Art in Transit 
Program, contingent upon permission from 
property owners and other city agencies as 
needed : 

a. A maximum of $7,500 to San 
Francisco Cinematheque in 
collaboration with Sixth Street 
Photography Workshop for "The 
Space Between" a 3 part series of 
public air screenings and projections 

b. $3,559, with a contingency fund of 
$1,000, to Nith Lacroix and the 
Tenderloin Recreation ("enter foi- an 
education video project for Southeast 
Asian Youth At Risk, culminating in an 
outdoor screening installation; tliis 
funding provisional upon teaming with 
an established organization foi- the 



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implementation of the outdoor 
screening installation 

c. $10,000 to Contraband for six site- 
specific inter-disciplinary 
performances on Market Street 

d. $2,000 to the Greater Market Street 
Development Association for the 
presentation of one concert by 
Institute Pro Musica 

e. $4,000 to Pilar Olabarrio, with a 
$1,000 contingency fund for 
installation costs, for a workshop 
with Tenderloin children and the 
creation of banners for U.N. Plaza 

f. $10,000 to Public Art Works for a 

2-3 month window installation at 9th 
and Market Streets 

g. $5,000 to Laura Riggs/Lisa 
Scola/Thomas Prosek for 2 "Monument 
Markers", provisional upon working 
with Art Commission staff to develop 
viable structures in viable locations, 
and upon submission of a feasible plan 
for repair of the sidewalk 

h. $9,850 to Virginia Stearns for two 
"People to People" Food Box" 
Sculptures 

i. $9,940 to Susan Leibovitz Steinman 

for "Food for Thought: An Urban Apple 
Orchard" contingent upon identifying a 
viable site for the project 

j. $6,000 to Crystal Huie for the 

creation of images and the production 
of a poster series for 25 Gannett 
kiosks on Market St. between Van Ness 
and the Embarcadero 

k. $6,000 to Su-chen Hung and Gigi 

Janchang for the creation of original 
images and the production of a 



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poster series for 25 Gannett kiosks on 
Market St. between Van Ness and the 
Embarcadero 

1. $6,000 to Johanna Poethig and the 

Verba Buena Creative Arts Workshop for 
the creation of original images and 
the production of a poster series for 
25 Gannett kiosks on Market St. 
between Van Ness and the Embarcadero 

C. Request for approval of additional $100 

for the Extraordinary Ordinaire to cover extra 
expenses incurred due to rain on previously 
scheduled performance date 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of the Embarcadero 
Historical and Interpretive Signage project 
overview and imagery, with the contingency that the 
team revise the text to be more representative of 
other ethnic grovips. 

MOVED: Healy/Lim 
VOTE: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of JoeSam. and Johanna Poethig 's 
project proposal and Martha Heavenston's conceptual 
proposal and authorization for the ai-tist's to 
proceed to fabrication. 

Moved: LaRocca/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Final approval of proposal and 
construction drawings for the Collins/Goto 
photographic and audio installation at San Andreas 
Water Treatment plant. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: For the Collection's Department to 
continue with the Save Outdoor Sculpture program. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetr ios 

Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Approval for the Collection's Manager to 
apply to the following foundations foi- an 



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additional $43,680 for the program: The Swig 
Foundation, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Foundation, 
D.R. and C.B. Stevens Foundation, Compton 
Foundation, Inc. and the Rene deRosa Foundation. 
Moved: Demetr ios/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

8. ORDERED: Approval to request art enrichment 
proposals from John Okulick, Lewis de Soto, 
Narcissus Quagliata, and Micahel Hayden for the 5th 
and Mission Parking Garage, and approval to pay 
each a $1,000 proposal fee. Moved: 
LaRocca/Deme trios 

Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of Peter de Swart, Elizabeth 
Saltos, and Wang Po Shu as finalists for Fire 
Station #37, and authorization to pay the an 
honorarium of $100 each. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: Approval of the design and text of the 
Hospitality House poster designs for the Gannett 
Kiosks, with the stipulation that the credit for 
the San Francisco Art Commission be more 
graphically distinct. 

Moved: Healy/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

11. ORDERED: Denial of approval for Viracode's 
proposal for Exploration City Site. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrios 

Vote: Unanimous 

12. ORDERED: Approval of the conceptual design of the 
new Art Commission logo, with more work on images 
selected and their placement. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 

13. ORDERED: Approval of payment of a $250 design fee 
to both JoeSam. and Gorden Bryan to redesign their 
proposals for the children's lobby of the Mission 
Police Station. 

Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



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14. ORDERED: Approval of the design proposal submitted 
by Gary Dwyer for the main lobby of the Mission 
Police Station, and authorization for the Director 
to enter into contract with the artist for an 
amount not to exceed $30,000 for the design, 
fabrication, transportation and installation of the 
artwork, conditional upon approval of a prototype 
by the Art Commission and Police Dept . 
Moved: Healy/LaRocca 
Vote: Unanimous 



Respectfully Submitted: 



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Orig File Name: Mayor Hangs 

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Job Name: Mayor Hangs 

Orig Date: Tuesday, October 20. 1992. Draft 1.1 

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Mayor Hangs 
Homeless Man 

At City Hall. 

Among the recent amvork on display at city hall was the 
work of a former hornless painter from the Tenderloin. 
Thanks to the Hospitality House Community Arts Progiam, 
his work also hangs in public and private collections 
throughout the city. 

His story, though, is not unique. Hospitality House has 
been helping homeless and low-income artists develop and 
display their talent for over twenty years. 

The program offers paintings, drawings and sculpture for 
sale and rent at very reasonable prices. To businesses and art 
lovers alike. 

Part of the proceeds go to the artists. The rest help 
Hopitality House provide the materials and instruction that 
give these artists new hope and inspiration. 

To learn more about Hopitality House and its artists, call 
the number below. 



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DATE 



Innocent Transient 
Framed By 
Prominent Attorney. 

All he did was let Hospitality House haiig his paintings in 
a public place. Next thing you know, people start pointing 
Fingers, and a local attorney wants to hang one in his law 
firm. 

It's a happy ending to a story that begins at Tlie 
Community Aits Program, where Hospitality House has ^s:)Zt\\ 
helping homeless and low-income artists develop and display 
their talent for over twenty years. 

The program offers paintings, drawings and sculpture for 
sale and rent at very reasonable prices. To businesses and art 
lovers alike. 

Part of tlie proceeds go to the artists. The rest help 
Hospitality House provide the materials and instaiction that 
give these artists new hope and inspiration. 

To learn more about Hospitality House and its artists, call 
the number below. 

HOSPITALITY HOUSE. 415/749-2133. 






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Job No: HSS-200 

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Job Name: Destitute Woman 

Orig Date: Tuesday. October 20, 1992, Draft 1.1 

DATE 



Desperate Woman 
Exposes Herself 
On Market Street. 

You're likely to see all kinds of art in tlie galleries and 
corporate lobbies on Market Street, But few works reflect the 
spirit and emotion of this struggling artist from Hospitality 
House.- 

And hers is just one of many successes. The Community 
Arts Program at Hospitality House has been helping 
homeless and low-income artists develop and display their 
talent for over twenty years. 

The program offers paintings, drawings and sculpture for 
sale and rent at very reasonable prices. To businesses and art 
lovers alike. 

Part of the proceeds go to the artists. The rest help 
Hospitality House provide the materials and instruction that 
give these artists new hope and inspiration. 

To learn more about Hospitality House and its artists, call 
the number below. 

HOSPITALITY HOUSE. 415/749-2133, 



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Commissioners Present: 
Robert LaRocca 
Aristides Demetrios 

Staff Present: 
Eleanor Beaton 
Tonia Mcneil 
Jill Manton 
Debra Lehane 
Susan Pontious 

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Consent Calendar 

A. Motion to accept with gratitude into the 
Collection a drawing by Frank Happersberger of 
an early version of the Pioneer Monument from 
his granddaughter Nancy Link. 

B. Approval of mural designed by Betsie Miller- 
Kusz for Eureka Valley Playground. 

C. Approval to increase Nayland Blake's 
final design contract for the Main Library by 
$2,000.00, for a new contract amount not to 
exceed $14,000.00 

D. Approval of one of the following as a 
selection panelist for Mission Branch Library; 
Carmen Lomas Garza, Lorraine Garcia Nakada, 
Amalia Mesa Bains, or Francisco Perez. 

E. Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 
for "Body Politic" exhibit at Art Commmission 
Gallery. 

F. Approval to modify contract with Johanna 
Poethig for art enrichment at the Tenderloin 
Recreation Center by increasing total contract 
amount by $1,500. 

G. Approval to modify contract with design team 
of Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher 
Solomon and Vito Acconci for Promenade Ribbon 
Project by extending completion date until 
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H. Approval and acceptance of artwork by Bruce 
Hasson installed at Bush-Polk Parking Garage, 
entitled "Trolleys," consisting of 64 aluminum 
panels and screens. 

I, Approval of final payment to Bruce Hasson on 
contract #2800015 for completion of services for 
Bush-Polk Parking Garage. 



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J. Approval of final payment to Christopher 
Sproat on contract # 2810014 for completion of 
design development of a light sculpture for the 
Ellis-0' Farrell Parking Garage. 

II. Hospital Parking Garage: 
Tonia Macneil; Ann Chamberlain 
Request for approval of proposed design 

III. 5th and Mission Garage: 

Tonia Macneil; Marie Zeller, Whisler-Patri ; Paul 
Newman, Downtown Parking Association 
Report on Nov. 16 Civic Design meeting and 
response to request for information 

IV. Pioneer Monument: 

Debra Lehane ; Winchell Hayward 

Discussion of orientaion of monument within new 

Fulton Street location and of design of new site 

V. New Art Enrichment: 

A. Millbrae Water Facility 

Jill Manton; Dennis Tsai, Utilities Engineering 
Bureau; Kent Ford, Bureau of Architecture 

B. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton; Tom Lilliquist; Marquis-Wong 
Architects 

VI. Market Street Art in Transit: 
Eleanor Beaton; Brett Cook 

Request for approval of revised proposal 

VII. Art Commission Logo 

Joanne Chow Winship; Kristin Beckstoffer 
Presentation of revised design 

VIII. Sheriff's Facility: 
Susan Pontious 

A. Retroactive approval of Doug Hollis' revised 
artwork for the New Sheriff's Facility, based on 
the artist's approval of a sample panel by Nov. 
30, 1992. 

B. Approval to replace the ceramic frit artwork 
with a standard frit pattern supplied by the 
fabricator if either 1 ) the new artwork is not 
ready for production by Nov. 30, 1992, or 2) the 
artist rejects the sample with the new artwork. 

C. Authorization to work-order the funds to the 
Bureau of Architecture to pay for the cost 
increase incurred by the productior. of the new 
artwork for the ceramic frit windows. 



D. Authorization to reduce Doug Mollis 's 
contract scope-of-work to omit production of 
furnishings for the classrroms and community 
rooms . 

IX. Chinatown Branch Library 
Susan Pontious 

Approval of Selection Panel recommendations 

X. Main Library 

Susan Pontious 

Approval of design modification of Ann Hamilton 

and Ann Chamberlain's project 

XI . Muni Metro Turnaround 
Susan Pontious 
Status Report 

XII. General Hospital Service Building 

Susan Pontious 
Status Report 

XIII. Historical and Intepretive Signage Project: 

Jill Manton 
Progress Report 

XIV. Sunnydale Pump Station 

Jill Manton 
Progress Report 

XV. Old Business 

XVI . New Business 

XVII. Adjournment 



I MINUTES FOR VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

NOV. 18, 1992 

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Anne Healy (Chair) DEC 3 1992 

Aristides Demetrius (present items II-IX) 

Bob LaRocca (present items I -III) SAN FRANCISCO 

Genny Lim PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff Present : 

Eleanor Beaton Tonia Macneil 

Debra Lehane Susan Pontious 

Jill Manton Joanne Chow Winship 

I« Consent Calendar 

Tonia Macneil requested that Agenda items IB, H , & I be 
removed from the consent calendar. With these 
deletions, the following were proposed for adoption 
under the consent calendar: 

ORDERED: Adoption of the Consent Calendar. 

A. Accept with gratitude into the Collection a 
drawing by Frank Happersberger of an early version 
of the Pioneer Monument from his granddaughter, 
Nancy Link. 

B. Approval to increase Nayland Blake's final design 
contract for the Main Library by $2,000, for a new 
contract amount not to exceed $14,000. 

C. Approval of one of the following as a selection 
panelist for Mission Branch Library: Carmen Lomas 
Garza, Lorraine Garcia Nakada, Amalia Mesa Bains, 
or Francisco Perez. 

E. Approval of Selection Panel recommendations for 
"Body Politic" exhibit at Art Commission Gallery. 

F. Approval to modify contract with Johanna Poethig 
for art enrichment at the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center by increasing total contract amount by 

$1 , 500. 

G. Approval to modify contract with design team of 
Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher Soloman and 
Vito Acconci for Promenade Ribbon Project by 
extending completion date until 12/93. 



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H. Approval of final payment to Christopher Sproat on 
contract #2810014 for completion of design 
development of a light sculpture for the Ellis- 
O'Farrell Parking Garage. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

IT. Hospital Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil introduced project artist Ann 
Chamberlain, who proposed a new project design for the 
garage . 

Chamberlain reported that with her new design, she 
sought to better serve the local community, who would 
not be using the interior of the garage. Her new 
proposal draws on the past use of the site as a Muni 
barn. She proposes to use the imprint of the old rail 
lines to implant i^tories on the 24th sidewalk. The 
"path" of the old rail lines will be marked with 
colored concrete, and stamped with text about the 
historical use of the site and stories from the 
surrounding community. The "paths" will terminate at 
the fence around the garage site. Benches made from 
the wheels of old muni cars will line the fence. 
Lighting may also be used to enhance the site at night. 

Discussion ensued as to the feasibility of extending 
the track line into the street. Commissioner Demetrius 
requested that the Committee review a detail of the 
transition between the sidewalk and the street at a 
later date. 

For the 23rd St. entrance, Chamberlain proposed using 
the cross that forms an architectural detail on the 
hospital building, and repeating the form on the 
facades of the 23rd St. entrance. She proposes to 
create a grid of cross niches in the precast concrete 
wall, which might be rear illuminated. Historical 
pictures from the hospital could also be introduced 
into the niches. 

Macneil reported that there were some feasibility and 
budget issues with these projects which would be 
further investigated. 



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ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Ann Chamberlain's new 
art enrichment proposals for the 23rd and 24th street 
sides of the Hospital Parking Garage. 
Moved: LaRocca/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. 5th & Mission Parking Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that Civic Design had given the 
garage Phase III approval except for the corner where 
the artwork will be installed. She reported that the 
artists have until Dec. 11th to make their proposals. 
Macneil requested that a joint Visual Arts and Civic 
Design meeting be scheduled to review the proposal 
recommended by the Selection Panel. 

The committee stressed that as a result of Civic 
Design's action, the artists have greater freedom to 
consider addressing the whole corner (front panels, 
grill and turret) of the building, and requested that 
Macneil clearly communicate this to the artists. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that Macneil talk with 
the architects to develop the most cost effective 
means, such as the use of add/alternates or addendum to 
incorporate the artist's proposal. 

IV. New Main Library/Pioneer Monument 

A. Library Construction Bids 

Anthony Bernheim of Simon Mart in-Veg\ie Winkelstein 
and Morris reported to the Committee that the bids 
for the library were in. Of the eight bids 
received, six were below the City's budget and two 
were equal to the budget. He expects the contract 
to be awarded next week. He expects that 
construction will begin this spring and be 
completed by late 1995. 

B. Pioneer Monument 

Debra Lehane reviewed the position of the new site 
for the Pioneer Monument in the context of the 
Civic Center design axes and in relation to the 
Simon Bolivar monument. 

The Committee then heard the following public 
testimony : 

Winchell Hayward : Mr. Hayward made the following 
points in support of orienting the monument toward 
the east: 



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1. The artist had originally oriented the 
monument facing away from City Hall. 

2. Motion #1 of the 9/21/92 Civic Design minutes 
should dictate the orientation of the 
monument , 

3. The location of the Simon Bolivar sculpture 
is irrelevant because it is 280' away from 
the monument . 

4. The controversial "Early Days" grouping will 
be prominent regardless of which direction 
the monument faces, and so would be no more 
or less likely to be vandalized just because 
it faces City Hall. 

5. The monument should face east because the 
female figure represents the "Goddess" 
Eureka, so it should face the gold mines. 

The grizzly bear should also look towards his 
home in the Sierras. 

Debra Lehane responded that the 9/21/92 Civic 
Design motion cited by Mr. Hayward referred not to 
the orientation of the monument, but to restoring 
the plaza design around the monument. 

Mr. Hayward then began a discussion of the bollard 
design, but the Committee decided to deal only 
with the issue of the monument orientation. 

ORDERED: Discussion of the Pioneer Monument at 
the Nov. 18th Visual Arts Committee meeting will 
deal with the issue of orientation only. 
Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

John Barbey: Mr. Barbey testified that the 
female figure was not the Goddess Eureka, but 
represented Queen Calipher of the Amazons. He 
wanted to know why the Commission had not made 
better use of photography to see what the monument 
looked like in relation to its surroundings. He 
testified that the Native American in the Early 
Days grouping may have been intended to represent 
the tragic death of thousands of Native Americans 
from measles. 



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Public testimony being complete, the Committee 
discussed the issue. 

Commissioner Demetrius recommended that the 
monument face east to remain true to the 
sculptor's original intent. 

Commissioner Rosekrans recommended that the 
monument face City Hall to maintain the view axes 
of the original Civic Center Beaux Arts design. 

Commissioner Lim felt that the monument should 
face out from City Hall towards the public. 

Commissioner Mealy felt that the monument should 
face City Hall. She pointed out the original 
contextual relationship between the monument and 
City Hall no longer exists. She did not think 
Simon Bolivar and "Eureka" should be "eye ball to 
eye ball" . 

MOTION: The Pioneer Monument should be oriented 

to face east . 

Moved: Demetrius/Lim 

Vote: Ayes: Demetrius/Lim 

Noes: Healy/Rosekrans 

There being no majority, the motion did not pass. 
The Committee decided to table the issue until the 
Dec. 16th Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

V. Art Commission Logo 

Joanne Chow Winship and Kristin Beckstoffer presented 
the revised Art Commission logo for Committee review. 

ORDERED: Approval of the logo using the sculpture head 

image in conjunction with the black quadrant as the Art 

Commission Logo. 

Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

VI. New Business: Proposed Gift of Mayor Shelley Bust 
Debra Lehane reported that a request had come to the 
Commission to accept a gift from John F. Shelley 
Memorial Committee of a bust of former San Francisco 
Mayor John F. Shelley. The gift had alicady been 



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accepted by the Board of Supervisors. She introduced 
Mr. James San Jule to further describe the project. 

Mr. San Jule described Mr. Shelley's public career, and 
the public support of this project from the major labor 
organizations in the City. He described its proposed 
placement in City Hall on the Polk St. side of the 
building as a companion piece to the bust of Mayor 
Christopher . 

The sculptor for the project is Lisa Reinerston, and 
Artworks Foundery is doing the casting. 

The Committee reviewed photographs of the clay bust of 
the monument. As this item was not on the agenda for 
the meeting, no vote could be taken. But the consensus 
of the Committee was to recommend for acceptance under 
Committee Reports at the Dec. 7th meeting of the Art 
Commission. 

VII. Sheriff's Facility 

Susan Pontious referred the Committee to her staff 
report relative to the problems with mock-up of Douglas 
Hollis's ceramic frit design for the north facade, and 
the actions taken to remedy the problem. 

ORDERED: Retroactive approval of Douglas Hollis's 

revised artwork for the New Sheriff's Facility, based 

on the artist's approval of a sample panel by Nov. 30, 

1992. 

Moved: Demetrius/Healy 

Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Approval to replace the ceramic frit artwork 
for the New Sheriff's Facility with a standard frit 
pattern supplied by the fabricator if either 1) the new 
artwork is not ready for production by Nov. 30, 1992, 
or 2) the artist, Douglas Hollis rejects the sample 
with the new artwork 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

ORDERED: Authorization to work-order the funds to the 
Bureau of Architecture to pay for the cost increase 
incurred by the production of the new artwork for the 
ceramic frit for the New Sheriff's facility. 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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ORDERED: Authorization to reduce Douglas Hollis's 
contract scope-of-work for the New Sheriff's Facility 
to delete production of furnishings for the classrooms 
and community room. 
Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

VIII .Chinatown Branch Library 

Susan Pontious reported that the selection panel for 
the Chinatown Branch Library had unanimously 
recommended Rene Yung as the artist for the project. 

ORDERED: Approval of the selection of Rene Yung as the 
artist for the Chinatown Branch Library, and 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into a contract with her to design, fabricate and 
install a work of art at the Chinatown Branch Library, 
for an amount not to exceed $22,000. 
Moved: Lim/Demetrius 
Vote : Unanimous 

IX. Millbrea Water Facility 

Jill Manton introduced Dennis Tsai, from the Utilities 
Engineering Bureau and Kent Ford. Mr. Tsai described 
the new planned expansion of the Millbrea Water 
Facility. He described the phases of the facility 
construction and gave the approximate budgets for these 
capital improvements. The approximate cost of Phase I 
is 3 1/2 million, Phase II is 5 1/2-6 million; Phase 
III is 7-10 million; and Phase IV is 1 1/2 - 2 million. 

Mr. Tsai said that they wanted maximum art enrichment 
participation from the inception of design, and that 
this was an opportunity to involve an artist from the 
ground floor. 

Jill Manton said that they were ready to proceed with 
the project; the goal was to have an artist selected by 
April, 1993. The Committee applauded the UEB's 
intention of having an artist involved in the early 
stages of design, and by consensus approved proceeding 
with artist selection for the project. 

X. Hospital Service Building 

Susan reported that as directed by the Committee, she 
had been investigating other locations on the Geneial 
Hospital campus where the art enrichment funds 



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generated by the seismic upgrade of the Hospital 
Service building could be used. She reported one 
potential site was the AIDS comfort garden. 
Commissioner Healy suggested that one approach might be 
to have an artist design a garden. Pontious said that 
she would pursue that possibility. She asked for the 
Committee to take formal action regarding the artwork 
on the Service Building itself. 

ORDERED: To use the art enrichment funds generated by 

the seismic upgrade of the Hospital Service Building on 

another, more public, location on the General Hospital 

campus . 

Moved: Lim/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 



ORDERS AND REPORTS: 

1. ORDERED: Adoption' of the Consent Calendar. 

A. Accept with gratitude into the Collection a 
drawing by Frank Happersberger of an early version 
of the Pioneer Monument from his granddaughter, 
Nancy Link. 

B. Approval to increase Nayland Blake's final design 
contract for the Main Library by $2,000, for a new 
contract amount not to exceed $14,000. 

C. Approval of one of the following as a selection 
panelist for Mission Branch Library: Carmen Lomas 
Garza, Lorraine Garcia Nakada, Amalia Mesa Bains, 
or Francisco Perez. 

E. Approval of Selection Panel recommendations for 
"Body Politic" exhibit at Art Commission Gallery. 

F. Approval to modify contract with Johanna Poethig 
for art enrichment at the Tenderloin Recreation 
Center by increasing total contract amount by 
$1,500. 

G. Approval to modify contract with design team of 
Stanley Saitowitz, Barbara Stauffacher Soloman and 
Vito Acconci for Promenade Ribbon Project by 
extending completion date until 12/93. 



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H. Approval of final payment to Christopher Sproat on 
contract #2810014 for completion of design 
development of a light sculpture for the Ellis- 
O'Farrell Parking Garage. 

Moved: LaRocca/Lim 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Ann Chamberlain's new 
art enrichment proposals for the 23rd and 24th street 
sides of the Hospital Parking Garage. 

Moved: LaRocca/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Discussion of the Pioneer Monument at the 
Nov. 18th Visual Arts Committee meeting will deal with 
the issue of orientation only. 

Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of the logo using the sculpture head 
image in conjunction with the black quadrant as the Art 
Commission Logo. 

Moved: Demetrius/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Retroactive approval of Douglas Mollis 's 
revised artwork for the New Sheriff's Facility, based 
on the artist's approval of a sample panel by Nov. 30, 
1992. 

Moved: DemetriuS/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Approval to replace the ceramic frit artwork 
for the New Sheriff's Facility with a standard frit 
pattern supplied by the fabricator if either 1 ) the new 
artwork is not ready for production by Nov. 30, 1992, 
or 2) the artist, Douglas Hollis rejects the sample 
with the new artwork 

Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

7. ORDERED: Authorization to work-order the funds to the 
Bureau of Architecture to pay for the cost increase 
incurred by the production of the new artwork for the 
ceramic frit for the New Sheriff's facility. 

Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 



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8. ORDERED: Authorization to reduce Douglas Hollis's 
contract scope-of -work for the New Sheriff's Facility 
to delete production of furnishings for the classrooms 
and community room. 

Moved: Demetrius/Healy 
Vote: Unanimous 

9. ORDERED: Approval of the selection of Rene Yung as the 
artist for the Chinatown Branch Library, and 
authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs to 
enter into a contract with her to design, fabricate and 
install a work of art at the Chinatown Branch Library, 
for an amount not to exceed $22,000. 

Moved: Lim/Demetrius 
Vote: Unanimous 

10. ORDERED: To use the art enrichment funds generated by 
the seismic upgrade of the Hospital Service Building on 
another, more public, location on the General Hospital 
campus . 

Moved: Lim/Rosekrans 
Vote : Unanimous 



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Consent Calendar 

A. Approval of mural design hy Betsie 
Miller-Kusz for Eureka Valley Playground, 
contingent upon approval from Recreation 
and Park Department. 

B. Approval of extension of contracts of 
Tim Collins and Reiko Goto until February 
28, 1993. 

C. Approval of poem by Diane DiPrima for 
poetry plaque for new Muni Boarding islands 
on Market Street. 

D. Approval of honorarium of $250 each to 
Diane DiPrima and Nellie Wong for use of 
excerpt of poem to be inscribed in poetry 
plaques for new Muni boarding islands on 
Market Street. 

Chinatown Branch Library 

Susan Pontious, Glen Hunt, Rene Yung 
Request for conceptual approval of artist's 
design 

Firestation #37 

Susan Pontious, Chris Bigelow, Wang Po Shu 
Request for conceptual approval of artist's 
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Market Street Art in Transit 

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B. Eleanor Beaton; Brett Cook 

Request for approval of revised proposal 

Mission District Police Station 

A. Tonia Macneil, Tom Suttmeier, Edmund 
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Review of revised proposals by Gordon Bryan 
and JoeSam. and selection of one artist to 
create a work of art at the Juvenile 
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B. Tonia Macneil, Gary Dwyer 
Presentation of prototype and revised 
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Art Commission Logo 
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Old Business 

New Business 

Proposed Mid-Embarcadero public art program 
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Commissioners: Robert LaRocca 

Aristides Demetrios 
Dodie Rosekrans 

Staff: Eleanor Beaton 

Debra Lehane 
Tonia Macneil 
Jill Manton 
Susan Pontioiis 
Joanne Chow Winship 

I. Consent Calendar 

ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendar: 

A. Approval of mural design by Betsie Miller-Kusz for 
Eureka Valley Playground, contingent upon approval 
from Recreation and Park Dept . 

B. Approval of extension of contracts for Tim Collins 
and Reiko Goto until Feb. 28, 1993. 

C. Approval of poem by Diane DiPrima for poetry 
plaque for new Muni boarding islands on Market St. 

D. Approval of honorarium of $250 each to Diane 
DiPrima and Nellie Wong for use of excerpt of poem 
to be inscribed in poetr> plaques for new Muni 
boarding islands on Market St. 

Moved: Demetr ios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

1 II. Chinatown Branch Library 

Rene Yung presented her concept for the art enrichment 
for the Chinatown Branch Library. Yung explained that 
the intent of her proposal is to create a sense of 
belonging, memory and place. She said her proposal 
relates to traditional use of language in Chinese 
architecture. As her site, she proposes to use the 
quadrant created by the mezzanine wall, support 
columns, and connecting beams in the main reading room. 



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On the mezzanine wall and on the beam facing it on the 
far side of the quadrant she will install four tablets. 
On the connecting beam, in 4 Chinese characters, will 
be the phrase "Touching Ground Grows Roots". On the 
mezzanine wall the tablets will read, in English, "Take 
Root Leaf Green New Soil" The characters and text 
will be die-cut into painted aluminum panels and back 
lit. 

On the columns, Yung proposes to paint duilan, or 
traditional rhyming couplets. She would like to work 
with the community to help create the duilan selected 
for the columns. 

Another element on the columns will be curved glass 
lamps. On one lamp she will paint the names of Asian 
cities which are the places of origin of many of the 
library users. On the other lamp she will paint the 
names of the American cities that are the destinations 
of many of these immigrants. 

The columns and the underside of the connecting beams 
would all be painted or stained a shade of red. 

ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Rene Yung's proposal 
for the Chinatown Branch Library. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

III. Market St. Art in Transit 

Larry Sultan presented the prototypes of six posters 
created by Sultan and Mike Mandel, to be installed on 
the Gannett advertising kiosks. The posters addressed 
issues relating to the current crises in the public 
education system. 

Commissioner Rosekrans expressed the concern that some 
of the posters gave too negative an impression . She 
particularly objected to one poster that depicted a 
student who graduated despite being a teenage mother. 

Commissioner Demetrios expressed support for the fact 
that the artists had carried out the intent of their 
project proposal as previously approved by the 
Commission . 

ORDERED: Approval of 5 of the poster designs for the 
Market Street Gannett kiosks by Larry Sultan and Mike 



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Mandel , with the request that the language of 6th 
design (depicting the student who was a teenage mother) 
be refined and presented to the Committee again at 
their special meeting scheduled for Dec. 21st. 
Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

IV. Mission District Police Station 

A. Review and Selection of Revised Proposals for the 
Juvenile Facility by Gordon Bryan and JoeSam. 

The Committee reviewed revised proposals by Gordon 
Bryan and JoeSam. Gordon Bryan proposed tiling 
the lobby wall with an aquatic theme. JoeSam. 
proposed suspending three to five large, painted 
aluminum birds from the lobby ceiling, and 
installing a series of painted bird plaques on the 
upper waiting room wall. 

Both Lt . Tom Suttmeier from the Police Dept . and 
the building architect, Mike Pierron, expressed 
their support to the Committee for the JoeSam. 
proposal because it was playful, not static, and 
made good use of the 2-story height of the lobby 
ceiling. 

Commissioner Demetrios recommended that the artist 
stagger the heights of the birds, and conceal the 
talons so that the the birds did not present too 
aggressive an image. 



B. Review of Revised Proposal by Gary Dwyer for the 
main lobby 

Gary Dwyer presented his revised proposal foi' the 

main lobby. His revisions were as follows: 

1). Recessed lighting substituted for suspended 

light fixtures to prevent vandalism of 

lighting . 

2). The signage will be laminated in lexan, an 
extremely durable plastic material, and 
adhesive mounted to the wall. 

3). The seating elements will be cast fiberglass 
and re-enforced concrete in the shape of 
rocks . 



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Comvnissioner Demetrios recommended a plainer light 
fixture than the one selected. 



V. Art Commission Logo 

Joanne Chow Winship reported that the staff had 
expressed strong reservations about the image selected 
for the Art Commission Logo. She reported that while 
the staff liked the overall design system, they felt 
that the classical head used in conjunction with the 
lettering quadrant too specifically symbolized western 
culture, and seemed to connote a more institutional 
or historical \'iew to supporting the arts. They felt 
that this was at odds with the Commission's mission of 
supporting living, contemporary artists from all ethnic 
and cultural backgrounds, and may well be alienating to 
many of the Commission's constituencies. 

Winship reported that the staff preferred instead the 
use of the off-center City Seal. Staff felt that the 
use of the city seal in this fashion conveyed that we 
are city agency, but also communicated our more 
creative function. 

Discussion then ensued among the Commissioners 
regarding the use of the black line at the bottom of 
the design system. The Commissioners felt that this 
line was too heavy. 

ORDERED: To substitute the off-center city seal for 

the classical head in the new Art Commission logo, and 

to eiifsitiate the black band at the bottom of all the 

stationary elements. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 

Vote: Unanimous 

VI. Old Business; Pioneer Monument 

Debra reported that she had a letter from Winchell 
Hayward as well as blueprints for the design of the 
curb around the monument. She said that to resolve 
this issue, the Visual Arts and Civic Design Committees 
will have to take a formal vote about the curbing at 
their joint meeting on Monday, Dec. 21st. She said 
that she had brought copies of both Mr. Hayward 's 
letter and the blueprints, and requested that 



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Commissioners review both in advance of the meeting so 
that they would be prepared to vote on the issue. 

VII. New Business 

A. Construction barricades for S. Embarcadero 
Jill Manton reported that funds are being 
allocated for temporary art on the construction 
barricades for the S. Embarcadero. The Art 
Commission is being asked to coordinate the 
project . 

B. Richmond Recreation Center 

Jill Manton reported that the Recreation and Park 
Dept . would like to involve an artist in the early 
stages of design for the Richmond Recreation 
Center. In order to do this, the Commission will 
have to select an artist as soon as possible. In 
the reports distributed to the Committee for this 
meeting, she provided a short list of candidates 
for the project, as well as a list of recommended 
panelists. The Commissioners were asked for any 
further suggestions. Manton stated that she would 
provide more information as the process and the 
project developed. 

C. Bush Polk Garage 

Tonia Macneil reported that the installation of 
Bruce Hasson's grills for the Bush Polk Garage was 
90% complete, and invited the Commissioners to 
view the artwork. 

ORDERS AND REPORTS 

1. ORDERED: Approval of the Consent Calendai*: 

A. Approval of mural design by Betsie Miller-Kusz for 
Eureka Valley Playground, contingent upon appi-oval 
from Recreation and Park Dept. 

B. Approval of extension of contracts for Tim Collins 
and Reiko Goto until Feb. 28, 1993. 

C. Approval of poem by Diane DiPrima for poetry 
plaque for new Miuii boarding islands on Market St. 

D. Approval of honorarium of $250 each t ;> Diane 
DiPrima and Nellie Wong for use of eisce^pt of poem 



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to be inscribed in poetry plaques for new Muni 
boarding islands on Market St. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Conceptual approval of Rene Yung's proposal 
for the Chinatown Branch Library. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Approval of 5 of the poster designs for the 
Market Street Gannett kiosks by Larry Sultan and Mike 
Mandel, with the request that the language of 6th 
design (depicting the student who was a teenage mother) 
be refined and presented to the Committee again at 
their special meeting scheduled for Dec. 21st. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Approval of JoeSam.'s proposal for the lobby 
of the youth facility for the Mission District Police 
Station and authorization for the Director to enter 
into contract with the artist for an amount not to 
exceed $20,000 to design, fabricate and install the 
artwork . 

Moved: Rosekrans/Demetrios 
Vote: Unanimous 

5. ORDERED: Approval of Gary Dwyer's revised proposal for 
the main lobby of the Mission District Police Station 
as modified, with the recommendation that a plainer 
light fixture be selected. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: To substitute the off-center city seal for 
the classical head in the new Art Commission logo, and 
to eliminate the black band at the bottom of all the 
stationary elements. 

Moved: Demetrios/Rosekrans 
Vote: Unanimous 




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